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From There to Here: Military Veterans’ Art & Words
Patrons' Gallery, February 10, 2020 - February 21, 2020
As part of its on-going dialogue with the military community, the Salmagundi Club in New York (SCNY) is proud to present “From There to Here: Military Veterans’ Experiences”, a veteran-curated exhibit of military veterans’ art and words, opening on Monday, February 10th, in its Patrons’ Gallery, at 47 Fifth Avenue, between 11th and 12th streets in Manhattan.
Partnering with Omar Columbus, a U.S. Air Force veteran and NYC-based photographer, the exhibition intends to foster a better understanding and dialogue within and between the military and civilian communities. As an advocate and participant in veterans’ arts initiatives, he has brought together veteran art and experiences from the NYC-area and nationwide covering all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces across eras ranging from World War II through the present conflicts.
SCNY’s President Elizabeth Spencer notes, “Many veterans and the family members want to tell their stories, but those conversations can be difficult to start. Often, art can be a starting place to communicate with others.
This exhibit is a logical extension of our years-long successful sponsorship of the Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP). That program has involved many of our artist members in capturing the U.S. Coast Guard’s service, activities and history.”
The exhibit is open to the public at no charge, February 10 through February 21, 2020. The gallery hours are Monday thru Friday 1 – 6 PM, and Saturday and Sunday 1 – 5 PM.
About the Salmagundi Club, a 501(c)3 – Founded in 1871, it is one of the oldest art organizations in the United States. Housed in an historic brownstone mansion in Greenwich Village, New York City, the Club offers programs including art classes, exhibitions, painting demonstrations, and art auctions throughout the year for members and the general public.