To highlight and augment the exhibit, Salmagundi will host a reception on Wednesday, February 12, 6:30-8:15 PM, featuring selected poetry readings from NYC-area veterans as well as a dance performance by Exit12, an outstanding NYC-based veteran dance company.
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, Mr. Columbus 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 their 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.