Declassified: En Avant

SVA’s Veteran Coalition of Arts & Calumet Gallery   invite you to DECLASSIFIED: En Avant.”

 Please join us at our Artists' Reception on Monday, 3 March 2014 at 5:30pm at Calumet Gallery, 2nd Floor, 22 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010. The exhibition will be on view from Monday, 3 March to Friday, 7 March.

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On behalf of SVA’s Veteran Coalition of Arts & Calumet Gallery we would like to invite you to DECLASSIFIED: En Avant.”

 

Please join us at our Artists' Reception on Monday, March 3rd, 5:30pm at Calumet Gallery, 2nd Floor, 22 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010. The exhibition will be on view from Monday, March 3rd to Friday, March 7th from 9am-5pm 

 

The School of Visual Arts has a small community of veteran students who attend on scholarship under the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. The Veteran Coalition of Arts is a collective of veteran-artists whose work reflects personal experiences as a way to shape their artistic practices.

As a community, VCA strives to provide a supportive environment in order to foster the most fluid transition from the uniformity of the military to a shared dialogue about the military influence, causes and effects of war, and the dichotomy of being a contemporary veteran and artist in a post 9/11 culture.

This exhibition is an opportunity to showcase a common theme found in many returning veterans whose artwork reflects a desire for change from the rigidness of military life and the personal evolution that comes from art making.

Military Veterans Rebecca Storer & Kylene Kasch will curate the exhibition with project advisement from Vietnam Veteran, W.M. Hunt. This years Artists will include:  Joel Chapman, Michael Schmidt, Hector Rene, Chris Miller, Brandon Hall, and Frankie Torres.

Kylene Kasch US Marine Corps 2006 BFA Illustration 2014 Currently living and working in NYC

Kylene Kasch

US Marine Corps 2006
BFA Illustration 2014
Currently living and working in NYC

Hector Rene Membreno Canales B. 1988, San Pedro Sula Honduras US Army 2007 BFA Photography 2014 Currently living and working in NYC

Hector Rene Membreno Canales
B. 1988, San Pedro Sula Honduras
US Army 2007
BFA Photography 2014
Currently living and working in NYC

Joel Chapman US Marine Corps 200 BFA Photography 2015 Currently living and working in NYC

Joel Chapman

US Marine Corps 200

BFA Photography 2015

Currently living and working in NYC

Brandon Michael Hall B.1985 Newton, KS US Marine Corps 2010  BFA Photography 2015 Currently living and working in NYC

Brandon Michael Hall

B.1985 Newton, KS

US Marine Corps 2010 

BFA Photography 2015
Currently living and working in NYC

Michael Schmidt US Coast Guard 2013 BFA Photography 2014 Currently living and working in NYC

Michael Schmidt

US Coast Guard 2013
BFA Photography 2014
Currently living and working in NYC

Frankie Torres US Marine Corps 2007 BFA Photography 2014 Currently living and working in NYC

Frankie Torres

US Marine Corps 2007
BFA Photography 2014
Currently living and working in NYC

Chris Miller US Airforce 2012 BFA Design & Advertising 2016 Currently living and working in NYC

Chris Miller

US Airforce 2012
BFA Design & Advertising 2016
Currently living and working in NYC

Rebecca Storer US Navy 2008 BFA Photography 2014 Currently living and working in NYC

Rebecca Storer

US Navy 2008
BFA Photography 2014
Currently living and working in NYC