Over the last two months there has been a number of exhibitions on the West Coast featuring the “War is Trauma” portfolio. The next showing is at the Seattle Central Community College. Special thank you to art historian Susan Platt, author of Art and Politics Now, for helping to organize this show.
M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery at Seattle Central Community College presents, “War is Trauma,” showing Feb 26 to March 22.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Feb 27, 5-7 PM
This exhibition of handmade prints, produced by the Justseeds Artists Cooperative in collaboration with the Iraq Veterans Against the War(IVAW), transpired out of the Chicago based street poster project, Operation Recovery – a veteran’s campaign to stop the deployment of traumatized troops and win the right for them to heal. The project focuses attention on themes of GI Resistance, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual assault in the military, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Feb 27 opening reception features speakers from GI Voice/Coffee Strong, a veteran run resource center for service members and veterans near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Gallery hours are 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday, with evening hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 PM. Admission is free. The gallery is located at the north end of the Atrium in Seattle Central Community College’s main building. 1701 Broadway, Seattle Wa 98122
For more information, contact gallery curator Ken Matsudaira at 206-934-4379 or visit online at www.seattlecentral.edu/artgallery