Arts, Military + Healing: A Collaborative Initiative ____________________________________________________________ Events and Workshops that require registration or RSVP YOU MAY ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE WORKSHOP.
Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 8:30 PM (EDT)
YOU MAY ONLY REGISTER FOR 1 WORKSHOP. THE WORKSHOPS RUN DURING THE SAME TIME EACH DAY!! WORKSHOPS ARE FOR 5 DAYS AND SHOULD BE ATTENDED EACH DAY.
More information can be found on the event website http://www.artsandmilitary.org
How can the arts—visual arts, theatre, and creative writing—offer veterans, service members, and military families avenues of expression, healing, and reflection? This series of workshops connects Americans who have served in the military in Iraq or Afghanistan with artists and art therapy practitioners through two types of workshop environments: a studio art setting, for artistic exchange between teachers and participants, as well as a “artist-teachers teaching teachers” model, for artists or art therapists who are now working, or hope to work, within military communities.
Art Therapy and Resilience Enhancement
3-day workshop: May 14-16, 2012, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 10am – 4pm
Location: Create Arts Center, Silver Spring, MD
Leader: Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPAT, LPCC, art therapist, Art Therapy without Borders
Open to: art therapy practitioners, art therapy students, and artists who are now working within, or hope to work with, military communities.
Limited to 10 participants
Paper Making as Art Therapy for Trauma Intervention
5-day hand papermaking workshop: May 14-18, 2012, Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
Location: George Mason University, School of Art, Fairfax, VA
Leaders: Drew Mattot, artist/founder, Peace Paper; Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC, art therapist, Art Therapy without Borders
Open to: current duty service members, veterans, and military families; as well as art therapy practitioners, art therapy students, and other health care professionals working specifically with military communities
Limited to 35 participants
From Uniforms to Paper and Creative Writing:
Combat Paper Project and Warrior Writers
5-day creative writing and hand papermaking workshop: May 14-18, 2012, Monday - Friday, 10am – 4pm
Location: Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC
Leaders: Drew Cameron (Army), artist/co-founder Combat Paper Project; Lovella Calica, writer/founder Warrior Writers
Open to: only current duty service members and veterans
Limited to 25 participants
The Telling Project a workshop in “Telling” theatre
5-day drama workshop: May 14-18, 2012, Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
Location: Library of Congress-Veteran’s History Project, Washington, DC
Leaders: Jonathan Wei and Max Rayneard, The Telling Project, with support from Veteran Artist Program
Open to: service members, veterans, and military families; as well as directors and advanced directing students who are currently working, or hope to work, with military communities
EARLY registration required by April 24, to participate in a one-hour interview session between April 24-27, with director Jonathan Wei, and to perform on Friday, May 18th, Closing Program (details at bottom of that page).
Limited to 24 participants
Public Programs – Free and open to the public, please RSVP
Dance and Theater Performance
Sunday, May 13, 2012, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Dance Performance: Unsung, choreographed by DancEthos
Theater Performance: Telling: Baltimore, created by The Telling Project
Dance Place, Washington, DC
Seating capacity is 160. There is parking available in the neighborhood.
Friday, May 18, 2012, 7:00-8:30 pm
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS – THOMAS JEFFERSON BUILDING, Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC
Closing Program hosted by the Veterans History Project: Staged Readings of excerpts from author Kate Wenner’s play, Make Sure It's Me, and from The Telling Project, by participants of the “Telling” workshop that week; Presentation on the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project by director Bob Patrick; Closing remarks by The Honorable Togo D. West, Jr., Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Former Secretary of the Army.
Seating capacity is 480.
When & Where
Veteran Artist Program
Arts, Military + Healing: A Collaborative Initiative, in Washington, DC, May 13-18, 2012, unites the resources of veterans’ organizations, art schools, and national cultural institutions. By bringing artists and art therapists to military communities, we support and value the totality of their contributions to American life. This six-day long series of workshops and public events promote creativity, wellness, and resilience in military communities. Artist-led workshops are intended to particularly attract veterans, service members, and military families of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, as well as professional artists and art therapy specialists who are now working, or hope to work, within military communities. Art exhibition, tours, film screening, dance and theater performances, as well as documentary film project offer a variety of opportunities for exchange and discovery. Project collaborators are located throughout the metropolitan DC area.