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An innovative collaboration of visual and performing arts and education in the unique historic setting of the former DC prison.

Look At Me: How Veterans View Themselves

Event Date: 
Friday, June 20, 2014 to Sunday, July 27, 2014
Venue: 
W-16 - McGuireWoods Gallery

Public Opening Reception & Performance: Friday, June 20 at 7pm
Creative outlet, therapy, self-re-discovery, personal declaration - visitors will discover how veterans see themselves in an ever changing role of soldier and citizen in self-portraits by Veterans and Service Members from all military branches.

Veterans/Service members were challenged to create a portrait of how they view themselves. All media was welcome; mixed media, photography, painting, print making techniques or sculpture. The art is as rich and varied as the identities of those serving today. While the show includes work by artists from all over the country, most contributors will be Active Duty Service Members recovering in the National Capital Region at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda Maryland and at Ft Belvoir Community Hospital in Ft Belvoir, Virginia.

Also on view; a solo exhibition by photographer Willie Young: "Arrested Restlessness". The courageous, large-scale photographs tell the story of one soldier's journey through the sleep disturbances of severe complex PTSD.  

Join artists and visitors for a reception and performance to celebrate the exhibit and a one night pop-up exhibition of combat paper art on Friday, June 20 at 7pm.

Supported by the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, the Workhouse Arts Center and Sgt. Joe Merritt, Gunner, United States Marine Corps.

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