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.