22VA Art Exhibit Showcases Art By Veterans, Calls Attention to Veteran Suicides

Jan 4, 2019

This week, we're talking with Michael Ragan, about the "22VA Verterasns Art Exhibit." The exhibit features works of art by veterans; it's intended to give vets an opportunity to feature their work, and to raise awareness of the issue of veteran suicides. The show also includes works from veterans' family members, to show that families are affected, as well.

Ragan talks about the origins of the exhibit, and about the value that creative expression has for veterans, and his own attempt to "find beuaty in something dark."

The "22VA Veterans Art Exhibit" continues through January 30th in the gallery of the Peoria Public Librry Main Branch. There's also a reception from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Janury 12th.