Virtual Veteran Art Show
October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
We are thrilled to announce our first FREE Virtual Veteran Art Show will take place on October 2, 2020, at 7:00 pm.
Please join us for a dynamic evening exploring the power of art and raising funds to build the homes and lives of our Veterans.
The artwork that will be displayed at this Veteran Art Show is a small sampling of the artwork created by veterans and military families in our program. They are proud to have these on display in hopes of helping other veterans cope, helping civilians to better understand military life, and in hopes of creating a better future for all military families.
Your contributions will be used to purchase beautiful art pieces, to support this trauma-informed program and to build 56 new homes for Veterans.
Trauma-Informed art is different than clinical or other types of therapy. They use childlike materials intentionally so that they can focus on the process of what they are feeling while they are creating. This program is a tool to help the veterans to process, think, and talk about their emotions in a non-invasive setting.
Each of the artworks is done in our My Trauma Informed Military Enrichment® program. The workshops follow a theme but also allow for freedom in how the individual might process differently than others. We use materials like crayons, sharpies, construction paper, magazines, cut out paper heads, ribbon, beads, and more. These materials are also things that people will likely have easy access to around their home or at a low cost so that they can continue to create outside of our workshops and use therapeutic art as a tool in their daily lives to work-through and talk with their families and other veterans in their Enriched Neighborhood® or larger community.
We partnered with experts in the therapeutic art field to create this program and then added our components that are specific to Homes 4 Families’ expertise on military families. Each workshop is carefully tailored to have inclusive military terms and recognize the blended family dynamics unique to the military.