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Summer With The Arts: Healing, Freedom, Family Opens
May 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us for our newest program Summer With The Arts: Healing, Freedom, Family!
The Military Women’s Memorial, in collaboration with UnitingUS, Community Building Art Works and Armed Services Arts Partnership, offers summer-long creative programming for the military-affiliated community.
From May 21-September 6 join us for the Healing with the Arts portion of the program. Through an art show, and a series of events, we will engage our community in a space intentionally curated for gathering, conversation, and celebration. Presented by UnitingUS, this exhibit includes works by veteran artists from across the country.
Other Summer With The Arts events include:
Evening with Rockwell
June 10 • June 17 • June 24, 5:15pm – 6:45pm
Join us for a VIP happy hour highlighting a one-of-a-kind piece of art by famed artist, Norman Rockwell. The artwork is of five servicewomen, which was the basis for one of the bronze tablets located over the archways of the Women’s Memorial Bell Tower at the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, New Hampshire. Get a $10 discount when you purchase your ticket more than 5 days in advance!
Armed Services Arts Partnership Virtual Story Telling Workshop
June 16 • July 21
Storytelling is an art form that requires a unique way of observing the world and communicating one’s experiences. At this 3-hour crash course get a taste of storytelling, where you’ll learn how to find, craft, and share your story. No experience necessary! (18+).
Healing Arts Celebration
June 26, 2021 • 11am – 4pm
Join us as we explore the healing arts and the benefits they have on whole health through a panel discussion and art presentations. Dr. AnnMarie Halterman, U.S. Air Force veteran and current artist, moderates a discussion with veterans on how their respective art forms assist in the spectrum of healing.
Community Building Art Works Poem Debut
Join CBAW for the unveiling of a collaborative poem created by women veterans.
Celebrating Performing Arts
July 24 24, 2021 • 11am – 4pm
Join us for some long overdue belly laughs and celebrate the performing arts with live comedy and storytelling performances. Engage with veteran performing artists and learn more about Armed Services Arts Partnership’s programs.
Celebrating Family and Wellness
August 28, 2021 • 11am – 4pm
Celebrate family with activities designed to engage kids including arts and crafts, book readings and an art demonstration area.
About the organizations
The Military Women’s Memorial honors and tells the stories of women, past and present, who served our nation. MWM is the leading memorial and education center honoring women’s contributions to the service of our nation.
UnitingUS works to INSPIRE, EMPOWER, and UNITE veteran communities through the healing powers of art. Uniting US is dedicated to supporting therapeutic arts engagement for the military community: Active duty, Guard, Reserve, Veterans and Family members with their communities nationwide.
ASAP cultivates community and growth with veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers through the arts. We are a nonprofit organization offering community arts classes, workshops, and performances—all in partnership with local arts organizations—at no cost to veterans. By focusing on offering consistent programming that is integrated into regional community arts ecosystems, we ensure the ASAP participants have continuous opportunities for artistic and personal growth.
Through online and in-person workshops led by professional artists, CBAW builds connected communities where veterans and civilians share creative expression, mutual understanding and support. Our art and poetry workshops have reached tens of thousands of service members, veterans, military family members, caregivers, and healthcare workers. CBAW encourages the use of arts as a tool for narration, self-care and socialization for those struggling with emotional and physical injuries caused by trauma.
About Summer With The Arts
The Military Women’s Memorial in collaboration with UnitingUS, Community Building Art Works and Armed Services Arts Partnership, offers summer-long creative programming for the military-affiliated community. Our Education Center continues to serves as a space for relevant conversation about the healing benefits of the arts through a powerful exhibit and events for visitors of all ages!
The presenting sponsor of Summer With The Arts is OptumServe.