The Third Annual Veteran’s Art Exhibit at Artspace Patchogue will take place Nov 5th to 24th, 2017, with an open Reception Nov 18th, 2017 from 3-6pm.
Art is an important part of many veterans recovery and treatment for PTSD and Trauma caused during their military carriers. Curator Dave Rogers who is a Gulf War and WTC Recovery Veteran and Artist himself started putting these exhibits together to give the veteran artists a voice in the community. “I feel it is important that veterans not only have an avenue to express their feelings of what they have gone through, but also a venue to share with the community.” Rogers started putting together the exhibits in Patchogue which is known not only for its support to the arts but also to veterans in the community.
This years exhibit will feature works from residents at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, the VA Northport Veterans Hospital Military Sexual Trauma Program as well as Veteran Artists:
Donnie Nicholson, Harold Gubnitsky, Neil Leinwohl, Janene Gentile (Veteran Parent), Marie Mia Salazar, Joseph Acierno, Sean Fitzthum, James Miller, Edward Gregg, Bill Richards, Ron Rorie, Jenny Pacanowski, Dave Rogers, Manuel Adolfo, Mike Babulak, Richard Gardiner. The exhibit comprised of veterans from The Vietnam War to OEF/OIF Veterans will include Paintings, Drawings, Photography, Sculpture, and Poetry. Including a slide show of photographs from Vietnam by Combat Photographer Ron Rorie. The reception will also include words from Veteran Leaders in the Community and Local Dignitaries.
This years event is sponsored by the Suffolk County Council of the VFW, VFW Jayne-Lattin Post 2913 in Patchogue, VFW Post 2913 Auxiliary.
There will be light refreshments served during the opening reception.
For more information on the exhibit contact Dave Rogers at 631-838-8944.