Steve Mumford’s Epic Iraq Paintings

-“In his paintings Mumford investigates the war in Iraq, based on his experiences there and the understanding he gleaned from civilians and combatants. Sometimes from the perspective of the American soldiers, sometimes from the insurgents’ point of view, these paintings explore peoples’ motivations in war, the ties that bind as well as fracture. Iraqi prostitutes at a Western hotel; rifts between foreign jihadis and Iraqi … Continue reading Steve Mumford’s Epic Iraq Paintings

Video: National Cemetery provides full honors for veterans buried alone

Uploaded by NYCMarinesvideo :: Check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-dgLlR_LhA -“CALVERTON, N.Y. — Calverton National Cemetery conducts a special ceremony for veterans who had no one attend their funeral. On the second Wednesday of each month the cemetery organizes a color guard and a flag-folding detail to give the deceased service members proper honors. Michael Picerno, Calverton National Cemetery director, estimates that 300-400 veterans are buried each … Continue reading Video: National Cemetery provides full honors for veterans buried alone

Amazing photos from the 2012 Veteran Creative Arts Festival

This years Veteran Creative Arts festival had plenty of wonderful examples of art from local Veterans.  Jim Covarrubias speed painted a beautiful portrait of Kimberly Dorris, Event Coordinator at Operation Homefront. (more on that in tomorrow’s blog) and Steve Kostiw gave demonstration on Leather Crafting.  Enjoy these photo from the 2012 Veteran Creative Arts Festival.  More on the individual artists will be adding in future … Continue reading Amazing photos from the 2012 Veteran Creative Arts Festival