Over The Top Art Show And Opening Reception

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This is an open call for artists to submit pieces for this show being curated by Finn's regular Jonathan Walsh.

Jonathan served with the coast guard reserve from 1997-2011 and did a tour in Kuwait.

Please submit images for consideration to walsh.jonathan@hotmail.com

submission deadline is June 14th

This show will run through the month of July with an opening reception on Fri 1st July

On 1 July 1916 the British Empire went “over the top” along the Somme River in France. They were soldiers from across Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and India. By the end of the first day of the offensive, almost sixty thousand had been killed or wounded. The killing went on until 18 November, by which time more than four hundred thousand were dead, or in hospital. Almost everyone knew, or loved, one of the dead or dying.

Today, the phrase “over the top” is most often used to describe a performance. This exhibition, running throughout July, will explore both definitions, the one descriptive, the other historical. Of American cities, few can lay claim to being “over the top,” topography notwithstanding, like New Orleans. But for most Americans, the idea of climbing from a trench and running towards the enemy is foreign. But not for all. For those, America is as much a land of glitter bombs as it is of the laser-guided kind.

Since 1 September 2001, almost sixty-three thousand Americans have been killed or wounded serving their country.
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