November 2, 2018 – November 30, 2018
2018 Veterans’ Juried Exhibition
November is Veterans’ Month! The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is excited to announce an exhibition to honor our local veterans and their artwork. In September 2017, the AAAC launched an Arts & Wellness program for veterans. This program has served as an alternative method of healing through art classes and workshops that provide avenues of expression that go beyond those traditionally offered. Through innovative collaborations with organizations and specially trained artists, we have brought the creative arts to this unique population in support of their recovery.
To further recognize our local veterans and illustrate how the arts can build bridges between the military and civilian communities, we are hosting a 2018 Veterans Juried Exhibition. On display at the Refinery Creator Space, November 2 – 30, 2018, we will be highlighting the artwork of veterans in the Arts & Wellness program as well as veteran artists in the community.
Cash prizes will be awarded to Best in Show, Second, and Third Place, as well as for two honorable mentions, which will be selected by representatives of the AAAC and the Charles George VA Medical Center. The winners will be announced at the opening reception on Friday, November 2, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Images by: Adrienne Van Dooren, Joseph Pearson, and Walter Collett