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Swords into plowshares

I read the Opinion article in the February 27 Phnom Penh Post and think the writer

is misleading your readers.

I believe the "Peace of Art Project Cambodia" has done an incredible job

of training a group of young local art students and giving them the opportunity and

freedom to express themselves artistically, utilizing materials that have done so

much damage to this country over the years. Beating the sword into the plowshare

type theme...

The first big event for these young artists was the opening of "Elements",

an art exhibition at the Java Café on February 20, where the artists could

show their work and stand proudly next to what they have created while answering

questions from the media and other interested people.

The FCC event, two days prior to the art opening, was simply to generate awareness

and interest among the ex-pats in Phnom Penh and to give the old crowd a chance to

meet veteran Tim Page - the famous war photographer from the Sixties era.

Obviously Ms Watt had the same difficultly many of us had in hearing what was said

that evening due to a malfunctioning sound system, otherwise she would have understood

what was happening and might have actually come to the Java opening to meet the artists

two days later.

P T Evans - Siem Reap

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