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Year of the Veteran Art Exhibit

A woodcut by Printmakers, Inc. member Patrick Sargent, a leader of many art workshops for service members.
A woodcut by Printmakers, Inc. member Patrick Sargent, a leader of many art workshops for service members.

Tomorrow, on Veterans Day, a special exhibit opens at Alexandria City Hall featuring artwork by servicemen and women.

Pulp workshopThe Year of the Veteran Art Exhibit is coming to City Hall through The Art League’s IMPART (Injured Military Personnel Art) program, partnered with the USO, Fort Belvoir, Combat Paper, and the Smithsonian Arts, Military + Healing program. The artwork featured comes from the arts programs and workshops run by those organizations.

You’ll find paintings, sculptures, and more, including the paper and pulp art made by Combat Paper participants. At Combat Paper workshops, veterans use the fibers in clothing, including military uniforms, to make paper art, such as the piece pictured at left.

The opening reception is Tuesday, November 11, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in City Hall (301 King Street in Alexandria). The exhibit is open through December 1, 2014. We’ll have more images and information about this exhibit on the blog.

Reveille by Patrick Sargent (pulp painting with paper from elementary school blue jeans and military uniforms)
Reveille (detail) by Patrick Sargent (pulp painting with paper from elementary school blue jeans and military uniforms)

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