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American Veterans Art Show

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”.

CreatiVets Veteran's Art

Steve Winningham “Emotions” Ceramic, 2017

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

CreatiVets Art Show at Monthaven

Zachary Burgart “Damaged Within” Ceramic, 2017








‘I Found a Way to Talk About It.’ How Art Helped a Veteran Heal After the Iraq War

This Opening and Exhibition has been made possible by: 


Premier Sponsor: Olympian Construction Company
Olympian Construction Co

Supporting Sponsors:
Cannon’s Roofing & Restorations, Bellagio Granite and Marble, First Tennessee Bank, Optimum Mens Health, Business Credit Reports, Alexander Funeral Home  
Cannon's Roofing & restorationBellagio Granite & MarbleFirst Tennessee BankOptimum Men's HealthBusiness Credit ReportsAlexander Funeral Home

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 or by calling (615) 822-0789

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center

The Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is home to Historic Monthaven Mansion. Circa 1863, Monthaven is nestled in beautiful, Sumner County.

The Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is Sumner County’s first arts museum of its kind and is an inspiring addition to the Greater Nashville Region’s Arts and Museums community.

Our mission is to collect, preserve and interpret local and regional art and present exhibits of regional, national and international importance. History, arts, education, and community will remain an ever present commitment to the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center.

Join us and attend any of our art openings and exhibits and participate in our many art classes for adults and children.  Or, discover how you can reserve this beautiful piece of Tennessee History for your next event and leave a lasting impression on your guests.

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