27 Aug Internal Narratives: Projects by Veterans
(Pictured above: Untitled by Wayne Gortmaker)
PROJECTS BY VETERANS
NOVEMBER 11 – DECEMBER 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017, 5 – 8pm
Location: COLORADO PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS CENTER (1070 BANNOCK ST, DENVER, CO 80204)
Internal Narratives: Projects by Veterans features a compelling collection of fine art photography created by 10 Denver-area artists who have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, or Army Reserve. This unique exhibition is the culmination of CPAC’s Veterans Workshop Series, a four-month program of advanced photographic workshops led by master-level instructor Frank Varney. Each project is intensely personal, reflecting artists’ inspirations, life experiences, creativity, and points of view.
Tylor Belshe, Skip Bethurum, Corina Cavaness, Cath Colwell, Wayne Gortmaker, Amber Hotzfeld, Marla Keown, Jeff Mallo, Joe McDonald, & Darren Schultz.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Launched by CPAC and our partners in August 2017, the Veterans Workshop Series is a unique program that provides advanced photographic education to Denver-area Veterans at no cost to them. Over a four-month period, participants learn to refine technical skills, hone ideas into a body of work, create a portfolio, write about their work, and present their projects to the community in a public exhibition at CPAC’s gallery. Workshops are led by Frank Varney, an artist and instructor with 30 years of teaching experience, and guest instructors are brought in to teach specialized workshops. The program also includes one-on-one mentoring provided by Samantha Johnston, Executive Director of CPAC.
The Art of War Project aims to inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of American Veterans dealing with PTSD and other barriers from military service.
Task Force ISO uses the art of photography as a healing tool for military veterans who have faced physical or mental adversity as a result of their service.