Events

Creative Forces: Honoring Heroes

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Event Details

Dates: 5/21/2021 - 9/19/2021
Price: FREE
Venue: Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
1601 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72901
Contact: 479-784-2787

Description

This paramount exhibit will feature art by servicemen and women from across the South-Central United States.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, it is estimated that 10-18% of the approximately 3 million U.S. service members deployed from 2001 to 2018 returned home with PTSD. The fear, depression, negative moods, and nightmares connected with PTSD interrupt their daily lives.

Art offers a nonverbal outlet of expression. Many service members find their art to become an extension of themselves and their thoughts.

The aim of this exhibit is to raise awareness about PTSD, offer a potential solution to help alleviate the symptoms of PTSD, and give these servicemen and women a venue to tell their individual stories through their artwork.

All works in this group exhibit will be for sale and will benefit the participating artists and RAM’s Art4Healing Program.

Through the duration of this exhibit, RAM will offer Art4Healing classes FREE to Veterans.

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.