“War Comes Home” Art Show Opens 10/18 in San Diego

The San Diego Public Library, with generous funding from Cal Humanities, has partnered with the Veteran Artist Program to organize an exhibition of local Veterans art. The show, in conjunction with California Reads: War Comes Home will be shown in three branches (Point Loma/Hervey, Mission Valley, and Rancho Bernardo), between October 15 and December 31, 2014.

Opening Reception
Join us for the opening reception to celebrate the artists and honor their dedication and creativity

Saturday, October 18, 2014
2 pm – 5 pm
Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library Community Room
3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107 (619) 531-1539

2:30 pm Spoken word performance by the So Say We All Veteran Writers
3:15 pm “Veterans Doing Art and Caught Between Creativity and Therapy, ”  lecture by BR McDonald, founder of the Veteran Artist Program


Interview for Telling: NYC 2014

Are you a veteran or family member of a veteran in the New York area? Here is your chance to tell your story as part of the acclaimed Telling Project and become part of the VAP family of artists making change across America. Sign up here to interview with Jonathan Wei and start the process of telling your unique story.  5-7 veterans and family members will ultimately be chosen to showcase their stories in Telling: NYC 2014.

The Telling Project (TP), Veteran Artist Program (VAP) and Empire State University will present one performance in an original production of Telling: NYC on November 8th or 9th at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In addition to presenting a one-of-a-kind production with local veterans and military family members, Telling participants will undergo performance training and be given the tools to activate their own community through the arts. Telling has been successful in over 15 cities across America. VAP has presented seven Telling productions with last year’s New York City production receiving acclaim in the New York Times.

Interviews – Sign Up Here!  – A VAP team member will contact you to set up a virtual interview with Jonathan in early October.

Rehearsal Schedule – Rehearsals will take place over an intensive week-long rehearsal process November 3-8. Exact days and times will be determined by the Telling: NYC director as well as participants in the project.

Performance Schedule – Telling: NYC will be performed at the Fashion Institute of Technology on November 8th and 9th.

For questions about participating in Telling: NYC, please contact Alex Mallory at alex@veteranartistprogram.org.