Drones Memorial Quilts on display at Asheville Area Arts Council, July 13-25

An exhibition of four quilts, part of the U.S. Drones Quilt Project in memory of civilians killed in drone attacks, will be on display at the Asheville Area Arts Council in the Grove Arcade. The exhibit runs Monday, July 13-Saturday, July 25.

Press release from event organizers:

Just Peace for Israel/Palestine, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 099, and Western NC Physicians for Responsibility, in conjunction with the U.S. Drones Quilt Project and the Asheville Area Arts Council will sponsor a public exhibit of four handmade quilts. Each of the 36 squares on each quilt was created in memory of a civilian victim of a U.S. drone attack. The names of civilian victims have been provided by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

The exhibit will open on Monday, July 13 and run through Saturday, July 25 from 10 AM to 6 PM, at the Asheville Are Arts Council’s gallery in the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville. The gallery is not open on Sundays.

On Wednesday July 22, from 5 PM to 7PM, the sponsoring organizations will host a gallery reception and panel discussion, exploring the human and legal consequences of U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq and Syria. The discussion will also focus on the human impact of Israel’s drone attacks on Gaza.

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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