Our Current Art Wall

March, 2017
Frank Dorrell: Addicted to War
During these uncertain and tumultuous times, it’s good to know that there are artists and citizens fighting for the
cause of peace. Please join us as we highlight the peace activism of Frank Dorrel and friends at the Art Wall Reception Sunday, March 19, from 12 to 1:30 pm. (The show will be up March 5 through 26.) On display will be anti-war art, photos, and posters from Frank Dorrel’s collection, including art from his book, “Addicted to War,” and movie, “What I Learned About Foreign Policy,” along with art from S. Brian Wilson’s book, “Blood on the Tracks,” and movie “Paying the Price for Peace.” Posters and other peace products from the organization Code Pink will also be featured. These books, and movies, along with Code Pink items, will be available for purchase, some at deep discounts.
 
Longtime UU Santa Monica members may remember the screening of Dorrel’s “What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against the Third World,” in 2000. It has since been seen by over two-million people worldwide. Dorrel’s book, “Addicted to War,” released in 2002, has sold over 250,000 copies.
 
Dorrel is the associate producer of “Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson,” which exposes United States’ addiction to war and the lies perpetuated to wage ongoing violence. It will screen at the Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago in March and at UU Santa Monica May 20.
 
Dorrel first came to UU Santa Monica in 1981; he became a member; he met his wife here in 1982; he was married here in 1988; his daughter’s naming ceremony was done here by the Rev. Judith Meyer. He served in the U.S. Air Force and is a member of Veterans for Peace. In 2004 he helped to create the Arlington West Memorial, which is still erected every Sunday next to the Santa Monica Pier.
 
For further info about this show or about exhibiting on the Art Wall at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, please contact our art director, Beverly Alison . For weekday appointments, please contact Nancy Thompson at assistant@uusm.org or 310-829-5436 ext 102.