"Journeys Onward'

Veterans’ Experiences in Art and Words

November 1  - December 2, 2017

Every member of the U.S. Armed Forces and their family members embark on a journey of experiences that are both shared by many, and specific to each individual. Those experiences can be complex and enduring–perhaps lifelong. Their impact and intensity may be hard to grasp for those outside the Armed Forces community.


The “Journeys Onward” exhibition of 2D and 3D artworks, accompanied by the artists’ written words, reflects the military experiences of veterans - retired or currently serving - or their family members. It creates an opportunity and forum for artists to share their past experiences and their journeys onward. Many veterans and their families want to tell their stories, but starting the dialogue can be difficult. Often, art can offer a common ground for those conversations to start. Communication is what this exhibit is all about.


Continuing its tradition of supporting art with community relevancy, the Conanicut Island Art Association and Jamestown Philomenian Library bring “Journeys Onward” to Jamestown  leveraging  the  exhibit’s success   elsewhere.   With an opening  reception on Sunday, November 5th,  2-3  PM,  the  exhibit  runs  through  December  2nd  with  related   events   including   the   screening   of   four   award-winning   videos   with discussions  following  the screenings.  Brought to you by; The Conanicut Island Art Association and the Jamestown Library.