Poetic Theater Productions (PTP) and Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving (WVE&T) will host an Evening of Poetry at the Salmagundi Art Club on Friday, February 25, 6:30 to 10:00pm to accompany Salmagundi's exhibition, Journey Onward: Military Veterans' Experiences.
Featuring live performances from Jenny Pacanowski, Maria Mia Salazar, Zina Bethea-Dawson, Omar Columbus, Walt Nygard, and Craig Manbauman with art from Omar Columbus, Walt Nygard, Maria Mia Salazar, and more!
6:30PM | Reception in Thomas Moran Gallery, on 2nd Floor
7:00PM | Hour-long poetry and activities in Skylight Gallery on 1st Floor
Please feel free to make dinner reservations for after the reception to continue the dialogue with veterans and others. Book your reservation on Salmagundi's website, and include the message "Journey Onwards reception":
Both the exhibition and reception will follow applicable NYC and Club provisions to respect the health and safety of all Club visitors and staff. Proof of vaccination is required to enter the premises.
About the exhibition:
As part of SCNY’s on-going dialogue with the military community, U.S. Air Force veteran and Palm Springs-based photographer Omar Columbus and Salmagudian Paul M. Murray, the son of two WW II veterans and an award-winning photographer, have curated “Journeys Onward”, an exhibit of the art and accompanying words of military veterans or their family members.
Every member of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families embark on a journey of experiences that are both shared by many, and specific to everyone. Those experiences can be complex and enduring–perhaps lifelong. Their impact and intensity may be hard to grasp for those outside the military community.
Many want to tell their stories, but those conversations can be difficult to start. Often, art can be a starting place to communicate with others.
Beyond the exhibit’s art and related words, the reception will feature selected poetry readings from NYC-area veterans and other relevant activities.
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