In collaboration with “The War on Peace” exhibit, four artists will stage interactive performances of “JUMP: War” Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3 at two different locations. “JUMP: War” is a collaborative effort of Asherah Cinnamon, Stefanie Loeb, Nina Petrochko and Martha Piscuskas, director of programming at Waterfall Arts.

The Friday night performance will take place at 7 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. On Saturday, “JUMP: War” will take place at 11 a.m. at the downtown corner of High and Main streets.

In these performances, the artists will jump rope while addressing questions to each other in a traditional call-and-response format. These questions elicit feelings and memories related to war in general and the Iraq war in particular. The project began with collecting many lists of words associated with war, from a wide variety of individuals and groups representing differing points of view. This ongoing list informs the questions that are verbalized during the act of jumping. The physiological act of jumping counteracts the lethargy of powerlessness that people often feel in the face of war and large social issues. The public is invited to turn the rope, jump rope, ask questions or watch.

“The War on Peace” exhibit focuses on the effects of war and the practice of peace activism by well known Maine artists Alan Magee and Rob Shetterly. Photographs of combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan by Harlan Crichton also are included in the exhibit. WERU-FM 89.9, Yo Mama’s Home and City Drawers are sponsors for “The War on Peace” exhibit and related events. The exhibit continues through Nov. 21 at Waterfall Arts. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during all related events and by appointment; call 338-2222 or visit

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