Check out two amazing projects from some of the folks we worked with in Chicago focusing on Veteran-Artists.
THE DIRTY CANTEEN DOCUMENTARY
The Dirty Canteen Documentary will focus on Veteran-Artists who have taken on the mission of storytelling by trading in their rifles and rucksacks for art supplies. This documentary will explore the lives and work of 11 veteran artists, and how art has helped reshape their individual experiences in the military. With your help, The Dirty Canteen will share stories of reintegration and adaptation to life back at home, after being forever changed by their military experience. Please help us tell their story
THE ART OF WAR – NATIONAL VETERANS ART MUSEUM VETERANS DAY APPEAL
As Veterans Day approaches, I have been thinking about how to raise awareness and some funds for our Veterans Community – specifically for the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM). The National Veterans Art Museum houses more than 2,500 works of art, including paintings, photography, sculpture, poetry and music. All works in the Museum’s permanent collection were created by artists who are veterans of American conflicts. The artwork showcased at the museum provides unique viewpoint on the controversial subject of war to all. It is a tenuous and reflective balance of beauty and horror, giving unique insight into the psyche of combat veterans and consequential hindsight war leaves on its survivors.