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Art in the Face of War

Dates: 11/03/2017 (Fri): 6:00 pm
Category: Campus Events

Film director David E. Baugnon will introduce "Art in the Face of War," an award-winning documentary, on Friday, Nov. 3 starting at 6 p.m. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Orange Hall Gallery amidst the large exhibit "War in the Arts: Redeeming Spirits."

Baugnon’s comprehensive talk will explain the concept and organizing of the film and will include time for Q & A.

The film recounts the service of eight World War II artist/veterans through their riveting stories told in late-life interviews that have been described in a review excerpt from The Stamford  [CT] Times as giving “clear-eyed details, [such that] they could be recalling the events from last week." The stories as shown through their art, chronicle WWII from the perspective of these young soldiers who, as visual artists, used their respective medium -- paint, pencil, charcoal, or camera – in journalism as a tactical tool, and as a means of preserving their own sanity as they confronted the inhumanities of war.

Orange Hall is located on the campus of SUNY Orange at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown. (GPS: 24 Grandview Ave.) Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-4891 and Also, visit the Cultural Affairs website at

Location: Orange Hall Gallary
Sponsor: Cultural Affairs
Phone: (845) 341-4891
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Announcement: Art in the Face of War