Widowsweave is an awareness raising series of performances highlighting the conditions of Iraqi Widows who often struggle to acquire even basic necessities such as clean water or adequate shelter. Through artistic durational activities the artist and public participants mark 3,000,000 lines representing the number of Iraqi widows from 30 years of war, tyranny and sanctions.


Kevin Valentine will have three new pieces in the Faculty Show at North Central College, Naperville. The reception is April 8th, from 6-8

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Schedule for 1/18-1/20

WidowsWeave will be drawing lines in the sand to raise awareness of the situation and number of Iraqi Widows

Monday, January 18, 2010
12 noon-2pm
South Blvd Beach,
South Blvd & lakefront
Evanston, Il
1/2 mile East of South Blvd stop on Purple Line

Tuesday, January 19th
Montrose Beach
Montrose Beach House & Lakefront

Wednesday, January 20th
Foster Beach
Foster Ave. & Lakefront

more to come.

Today, January 17th was successful with five participants completing 16,600 lines.
The goal is 430,000 lines in 43 days by February 28th (the length of the Persian Gulf War, and roughly equivalent to deaths and injuries incurred by Iraq as reported at the time).
Total goal is 3,000,000 lines by January 17, 2011

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