image by Kevin Caplicki
IVAW has been busy setting up numerous exhibitions of the prints from the Justseeds-IVAW project “Operation Exposure: War is Trauma.” Sunday night, an exhibition and poetry reading opens in Philadelphia. Other shows are in the works for Fort Lewis Coffeee strong, Kansas in February, Milwaukee in March, Pittsburgh and more !!!
Details for the Philadelphia show:
Art Show & Poetry Reading by Iraq Veterans
Sunday, December 12, 2010 7 – 9 PM
At 40Th St. AIR Gallery
4007 Chestnut Ave
For ONE NIGHT ONLY this collection will premier in Philly! “Operation Exposure”, a collaboration between the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and veterans and supporters from Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), is a direct response to the suicide epidemic and violation of GI’s right to heal within the GI and veteran community. During Veteran’s Day, veterans, artists, and supporters met in Rogers Park in Chicago and split into teams. They divided up posters that Justseeds had designed for IVAW and then wheatpasted the city. Teams hit advertising spaces and boarded up buildings with messages of GI resistance and “Operation Recovery” – a new IVAW campaign aimed to stop the redeployment of traumatized troops and focus public attention towards Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), military sexual trauma (MST), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). For one night only works from “Operation Exposure” will be featured along with readings from members of the Warrior Writers project.