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Vietnamese Children's Art Exhibit

Child's drawing of hands and peace dovePairing Vietnamese children’s paintings of peace and war with American voices.

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Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center and School of Art Galleries have collaborated with Soldier’s Heart to create the Vietnamese Children’s Art Exhibit. This exhibit features Vietnamese children’s drawings and paintings on themes of peace and war that have been collected by the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Paired with original poems written by American children, veterans, and established poets, this collaborative, international art exhibit encourages a creative dialogue between image and word, promoting cross-cultural understanding, reconciliation, and global citizenship.

Click here for a booklet with a sample of artwork and poetry submitted for the exhibit. [PDF 4.4 MB]

Visit the Wick Poetry Center website ( and click on “News” to view the artwork and read curriculum materials.

Book the exhibit

The exhibit will feature 40-60 paintings and drawings and 20-40 text panels composed of poems and prose reflections. The size of the exhibition can vary depending on the exhibition space. The anticipated exhibition fee will be $750, plus shipping.

For more information or to ask questions about booking this exhibit, please contact:

  • Anderson Turner, Director of Galleries, Kent State University School of Art

  • David Hassler of the Wick Poesty Center


Participate in the project

We invite you to participate in this project by responding to the images of peace and war with your own poetry. Visit the Wick Poetry Center website ( and click on “News” for submission guidelines. Selected poems will tour as part of the traveling, international exhibit in 2011.