New Artwork by Veterans on Display at the Takoma Park Community Center
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
On view until April 20
New artwork by veterans from across the country is on display at the Takoma Park Community Center at 7500 Maple Avenue. The exhibition was organized by the City’s Arts and Humanities Division and the Uniting US organization, which helps veterans and their families create art as a means of healing and financial support. The exhibition opened last year, and new artwork has been installed to provide an opportunity for more veterans to share their work.
“Art can provide an important avenue for healing from past traumas,” said Brendan Smith, the City’s arts and humanities coordinator. “The City of Takoma Park is proud to support veteran artists as a means of thanking them for their service and sharing their creativity with the public.”
The artwork is on view on the second and third floors of the Community Center. Sculpture and other mixed-media work can be seen in display cases near the library.
Proceeds from all art sales benefit the artists, and the exhibition will be on display until April 20. You can hear interviews with some of the featured artists in this City TV video from the opening reception last year. You also can learn more about Uniting US and purchase artwork at unitingus.org/city-of-takoma-park.
Artwork image: The Three Graces by Ted Berkowitz