As the presidential election drew closer, political messages of all stripes decorated the walls of Gallery 160 at the Brother Cornelius Art Center.

The Saint Mary's College community was invited to draw, write, stencil or paint "political graffiti" on the gallery walls in conjunction with "War and Peace," an interactive project exhibiting students' work.

While the presidential race between George Bush and John Kerry was an obvious focus, the drawings also included many anti-war messages such as "Send your sons to Canada" and (no Bush) = (no war).

A print titled "St. George and the Dragon" by Enrique Chagoya, a studio art professor at Stanford University, was also on view.

The exhibit, including political posters by Saint Mary's students in Ray Beldner's design class, opened Oct. 21 and is on view until November 8 at Gallery 160, Brother Cornelius Art Center.

-- by Debra Holtz
College Communications

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