American Veterans Art Show “I Didn’t Know How to Tell You”
Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center, in collaboration with CreatiVets, is proud to host the American Veterans Art Show, “I Didn’t Know How to Tell You”.
I Didn’t Know How to Tell You showcases the art of American Combat Veterans who have turned to art, music, and creative writing to heal their unseen wounds of war. This very special show honors American Veterans who have suffered from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and/or Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), and through the CreatiVets programs learn to use art and music as a form of stress and anxiety relief enabling the veteran to tell his or her story in a way that creates something beautiful out of something tragic.
At the opening reception guests will have the profound opportunity to hear from veteran artists who have benefited from the CreatiVets program and to hear from the special guest speaker, Lt. Col. Courtney Rogers (ret. Air Force).
The opening reception for the show is June 23rd from 6 to 9 p.m. Visitors to The MACC will be able to enjoy the exhibition through August 5th.
There is NO COST to attend.
“ It’s hard to express in words how I felt after that experience, but I know I let go of something deep and feel that this experience is going to allow me to maintain that positive attitude while giving me the courage to live a meaningful life with my children. ”
— Veteran Participant, Art Program
This Opening and Exhibition has been made possible by:
Premier Sponsor: Olympian Construction Company
The MACC hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information about the exhibition, contact Kathleen Johnson at Admin@TheMACCTN.com or by calling (615) 822-0789