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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Arts, Military, + Healing (Free Events in Washington D.C.)

THE ARTS AND THE MILITARY: TRANSFORMING WAR AND TRAUMA EXPERIENCES - A WEEKLONG EVENT IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL.

Veterans traumatized by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan find healing through art.

Sunday, May 13 – Friday, May 18, 2012

WASHINGTON—A new generation of artists is responding to the traumatic experiences of prolonged war, creating haunting and memorable work. For the first time, veteran and civilian artists at the forefront of this movement are coming together with national cultural institutions, art schools and the military community as part of the Arts, Military + Healing: A Collaborative Initiative (AMH).

The weeklong FREE event takes place over seven locations, including the Library of Congress, National Air and Space Museum, and George Mason University. The program includes exhibitions, workshops, a film screening and a dance performance highlighting the therapeutic and healing benefits of the arts - for both the artist and the public, who have been affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

See schedule at www.artsandmilitary.org for specific times.

Workshops running May14-18
Create Arts Center, 816 Thayer Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
George Mason University |School of Art, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Corcoran College of Art + Design, 500 Seventeenth Street, NW
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave, SE
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD

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