Art Of War

The Art of War:
Military Art and Veteran Artists

October 13-27, 2017

The Virginia War Memorial is honored to host this special expo to showcase military art in various forms and the inspired work of veteran artists

Exhibit Galleries on display for the duration of the Art Of War Expo
Brushstrokes: Artwork from the US Army Combat Art Program
A collection of vivid and compelling works from combat artists from wars of the 20th Century and beyond.   Artwork provided by the US Army Center of Military History. 
Location: Undercroft Hall
 
Shapes of Conflict: Veteran Art
3D works of art from veteran artists to include Richmond’s own Alicia Dietz.  Sculpture, woodwork, and other mediums reflect the stirring impact of war.  
Location: Freedom Hall
 
Through the Lens: The Work of Combat Photographers
A collection of amazing photographic images from Stacy Pearsall and Jeremy Locke, both award-winning former combat photographers for the US Air Force.  Images from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other captivating corners of the world.
Location: Undercroft Hall
 
The Veteran’s Impact Project
An idea from the creative folks at Richmond’s Art on Wheels, the Veteran’s Impact Project is a large scale, public monument created by veterans and their loved ones.
Location: Hargrove Plaza
 
Special Events of the Art Of War Expo
October 17, 7pm
Letters from the War $
Performers from Richmond’s iconic Quill Theater will read letters from World War II.  Hear the inspiring, moving, and sobering words from the battlefield and the home front presented in a special, captivating way. 
This is a ticketed event.  Tickets to go on sale shortly.  Follow us on Facebook for immediate updates.
Location: VMI Alumni Hall
 
October 18, 6pm
UpCycle Art Event
Sponsored by Tech for Troops, this event showcases veterans creating their own works of art from used computer and automation materials.  Inspiration, passion and creativity meet
technology to create truly unique artwork for a great cause.  
Location: VWM Grand Lobby
 
October 19, 7pm
Expo Keynote Presentation $ 
Stacy Pearsall:  Shooter: Combat from  Behind the Camera 
Stacy Pearsall’s empowering presentation draws upon the hardships she faced as a photographer, and woman, in combat. She’s documented some of the most dangerous battles of our time, has been injured in combat and survived to tell her story. More importantly, she lives to tell others’ stories. Hers is an amazing visual journey of personal and photographic growth. Not only do the images relate the story of the soldiers she’s documented, but also her own tale of friendships she made and tragically lost. You’ll learn how her path to recovery paved the road to her new mission in life, the Veterans Portrait Project.   Reception to follow. 
This is a ticketed event.  Tickets to go on sale shortly.  Follow us on Facebook for immediate updates.
Location: VMI Alumni Hall
 
October 21, 9am-noon
Plein Air at the War Memorial
Artists of all kinds are invited to visit the memorial for coffee and to capture the beauty of our grounds and the incredible view of the James River and downtown Richmond. 
Location: Hargrove Plaza and Shrine of Memory
 
October 21, 4pm-6pm 
Blood, Sweat, and Ink: A Tribute to Military Tattoos
A showcase of brilliant military-themed tattoo artwork featuring local tattoo artist and US Army veteran Clutch of Fable Tattoo Studio.  A lucky winner gets a free memorial tattoo done here at the Memorial.
Location:  Freedom Hall
 
October 22, noon - 6pm
War on Film: A Day at the Movies 
Our nod to the art of military films features an interpretive dance tribute film, Spirit of the Fallen by Keith Lee Films (noon) followed by showings of the award-winning documentary, Korengal, by Sebastian Junger (2pm) and the popular, recent World War II film, Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson (4pm) All films will be shown in Reynolds Theater with snacks available.
Location: Reynolds Theater
* Due to the subject matter, these films may not be appropriate for children under the age of 12.
 
October 24, 7pm
Fightin’ Words: A Celebration of Military Literature
Presenters read excerpts of their favorite works in military literature.  Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.  An evening to enjoy the powerful, vivid connection between war and the written word.   
Location: VMI Alumni Hall
 
October 25, 6pm
UpCycle Art Event
Sponsored by Tech for Troops, this event showcases veterans creating their own works of art from used computer and automation materials.  Inspiration, passion and creativity meet technology to create truly unique artwork for a great cause.  
Location: VWM Grand Lobby

 

$ Ticketed event  

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