Creating a dialog between artists and war veterans can be difficult. Located in Madison, WI, “The Veteran Print Project” helps to bridge the gap by creating visual as well as oral histories of their experience in war. http://veteranprintproject.com
Veteran Print Project seeks to bring two divergent groups, veterans and artists, together to express the historical experiences of a new generation of veterans through the traditional methods of fine art print, opening an ongoing dialogue between these two groups.
Veteran Print Project is a workshop based-organization whose goal is two-fold: 1. Obtain and develop oral histories of a new generation of veterans 2. To connect local artists, specifically printmakers, with the veterans to create prints based on the oral histories. Through this process a dialogue is started between two very different groups of people. Initially focusing on student veterans and student art programs, Veteran Print Project seeks to challenge young communities to gain a broader understanding of the veteran experience, both while enlisted and after discharge.
Veteran Print Project believes that artist have a unique capability of communicating history visually. It is the goal of Veteran Print Project to assist in the development of these “Pict-Oral” histories and to display the creative energies that result from the collaboration between two iconic groups- artist and veteran.
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