Warriors in the North Healing Through Art October 6, 2021, through March 6, 2022 3rd Floor Atrium & Halls
Trauma experts have explored the role that creative arts can play in the healing and recovery process of veterans and military service members, particularly those suffering from post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury. Warriors in the North: Healing Through Arthighlights this creative work in the Red River Valley with an art exhibition produced by local veterans and directed by the Fargo VA Health Care System and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.
The exhibition includes portraits by veteran photographer, Dr. Ken Andersen, paintings by a local combat veteran, masks designed to depict personal experiences of trauma and recovery, and music and writing projects created to process and share traumatic experiences. Workshops and collaborations were facilitated by Dr. Margo Norton, Wendell Affield, Amy Tichy, and Dan Hudson.
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The Veterans' Performance Showcase, a free public reception featuring performances of Warriors in the North writing and music projects, will be held at the Hjemkomst Center on Wednesday, November 10, from 6-8 p.m.