Veterans Art Gallery

Creative Expression Shaped by Military Service


We are pleased to be able to offer regular exhibitions of Veterans Art in the C. Kenneth Wright Pavilion. This space is a natural extension of our efforts to provide veterans a safe place, free from judgment and convention, to tell their stories in their own words and images.

Our newest exhibition, Vietnam Then & Now: 2 Soldiers. 2 Artists. 2 Journeys, is currently on loan from the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center in Hendersonville, TN. The show will be on display through October, 2022.


A limited number of prints from the show will be available for purchase during Sips on the Skyline and afterwards through the Joseph A. Weinberg Memorial Store.


 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Vietnam Then & Now: 2 Soldiers, 2 Artists, 2 Journeys is a collection of artwork by David Wright and Chuck Creasy.

The show is made up of line drawings, photos, and watercolors of people and places created during the Vietnam War and decades later. Although the two men didn’t meet until after the war, their friendship grew through their art and shared experiences.

As an advisor to the South Vietnamese army, David Wright only found a few moments to paint and draw during his deployment. The result was 35 small drawings and paintings of civilians, soldiers and landscapes.

Chuck Creasy, on the other hand, painted 20 watercolor paintings after returning to Vietnam with his children in 2018.

“My sketches are black-and-white. Chuck’s paintings are vibrant full-color paintings of Vietnam today, so you have a real dichotomy of art that says then and now,” Wright says.

ARTWORK FOR SALE

Beginning after September 23, a select number of prints will be available for purchase through the Joseph A. Weinberg Memorial Store.

VISIT THE MEMORIAL STORE