Graffiti of War Project National Art Exhibition Tour Schedule
March 24th - 27th 2014
The United States Military Academy at West Point
The United States Military Academy has been educating, training, and inspiring leaders of character for our United States Army and for the nation for more than 200 years. West Point provides a 47-month leader-development program steeped in academic rigor, military discipline, and physical challenges, all built upon a moral-ethical foundation. The academy is an internationally recognized institution for academic, military and physical excellence, and we are proud that today's cadets will become tomorrow's military, public and private-sector leaders.
The Graffiti of War Exhibit at "The Point"
We have completed the planning stages and are in the final preparations for the exhibit at West Point Military Academy in New York. We will be showcasing the exhibit for the entire week with the final day of showing being on the 27th. During the exhibit, we will be showcasing the only physical representations of conflict art in the world, over 100 pieces. This conflict art came into our possession through submissions to our website, social media pages such as Facebook and Twitter. In addition, many of these images were captured during our project's three week expedition to Kuwait and Iraq in 2011.
These images of art provide a unique glimpse into the experiences of those who endured this war. This art also acts as an unconventional historical record of the conflicts in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan during the Global War on Terror and first large scale conflict of the new millennium and the longest war in US history.
As this conflict has dragged on into its second decade, the cultural divide among those who experienced the horrors of combat first hand and those who watched the events unfold on CNN has never been wider. By appealing to the interests of the broader community, specifically to their interest in art, our hope is to bridge that cultural divide and bring the civilian and service member together and begin a much needed dialogue toward understanding. And what better place to begin such a dialogue than at our Nation's premier military academy, West Point.
Admission is free during this week-long exhibit is open to the public and both West Point and the Graffiti of War Project encourages attendance by those outside the military community. For more information on this event or for directions, please contact email@example.com.
The Graffiti of War Project and the Warrior Thunder Foundation are in the planning stages of bringing the tour to the Boston-area for the third quarter of 2014. This event will be a full exhibit of the project's Conflict Art collection as well as additional pieces on loan from several military and veteran artists across the country and around the world. As this event develops and dates become more solid, we will update the website as needed. For more detailed information on this event contact Rob Craven. To inquire as to how to participate as an artist or exhibitor, contact Luis "Junior" Jurado. To find out how to become a sponsor of this event contact Jaeson "Doc" Parsons or Darren Bean, lead contact at the Warrior Thunder Foundation.
Visit www.warriorthunderfoundation.com for more information on The Warrior Thunder Foundation and how they are on the front lines of raising national awareness for our Nation's injured veterans.
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