Celebrating FAmily Wellness and Honoring and Uniting Veterans
August 28, 2021 | 10am – 4pm
Come celebrate the Military Women’s Memorial and UnitingUS Summer with the Arts exhibition and art festival events on August 28, 2021. In addition to the 180 artworks created by UnitingUS artists and curated by Annette Polan, art demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on art activities are scheduled throughout the day! This family friendly event has activities for all generations and is free to the public.
Quilts of Honor andUnitingUS invite you to join the Honoring and Uniting Women Veterans ceremony which includes more than 70 women veterans and military who served from 1941 to current day. The ceremony starts at 10am and honors women from across the United States. The ceremony will conclude with the recognition of approximately 3 million women who have voluntarily served for the United States.
Schedule of Events
10am – Noon: Honoring and Uniting Women Veterans Ceremony- Honoree Gratitude and Women Veteran Service Recognition presentation in the Memorial Theater. Overflow seating available in exhibit galleries.
Noon – 4:30pm: UnitingUS Artist Demonstrations throughout the exhibit gallery
12:30pm: ARTISTtalk with Christina Helferich-Polosky (painter) on the entrance stage
1:30pm: WRITERtalk with Lisa Firmin and Maggs Vibbo (poetry) on the entrance stage
2pm – 4pm: Kids Activity Area Open in the Register area
2:30pm: Veteran Program with Elizabeth Kristen of Legal Aid at Work at the entrance stage
3:30pm: ARTISTtalk with Ted Berkowitz (painter) at the entrance stage
4:30pm: Drill Demonstration with JROTC Drill in the exhibit gallery
Honoring & Uniting Women Veterans Ceremony
10am – Noon
Join Uniting US and Quilts of Honor for the Honoree Gratitude and Women Veteran Service Recognition presentation in the Memorial Theater. Overflow seating available in exhibit galleries.
JROTC Honor Guard
Watch LIVE online!
TX, Color Pencils
VA, Wood & Metal Works
MD, Painter/Jewelry Maker
MD, Vocal Performance
About the curator
This exhibition is curated by renowned artist and scholar, Annette Polan, Professor Emeritus from the Corcoran College of Art and Design at George Washington University. Polan created the Faces of the Fallen exhibition, previously on display at the Military Women’s Memorial and the Pentagon, which featured portraits of servicemen and women who died while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. She is a participant in the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassy Program.
“The range of artworks created by Uniting US Artists for the Summer with the arts exhibition is breathtaking”
– AnnMarie Halterman, UnitingUS Executive Director
Thank you to our partners
The Summer With The Arts has been coordinated in partnership with these impactful organizations.
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