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“Artists Who Protect” Exhibition

By: Rachel Handel Filed under: Visual Design

February 23, 2022

In a salute to the creativity of our nation’s military, The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, held an exhibition featuring the work of veterans and active-duty personnel. The “Artists who Protect” exhibition kicked off with an opening reception that included tasty creations by students in The Art Institute of Virginia Beach’s culinary program.

Plated food on table

“We were honored to have service members and veterans submit creative works that demonstrate compelling life stories through the lens of artistic mediums.  Although several of the artists are talented in their own right, many find healing powers in the self-expression and sharing of their personal narrative,” said Dr. Deborah Harris-Sims, Campus Director at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach.

Student artwork

Individuals from all five branches of the Armed Forces were asked to submit their work for inclusion in the event. The work is on display from November 2021 through February 2022.

Read more at Inside NorthernVA.

Student artwork

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By: Rachel Handel Filed under: Visual Design

February 23, 2022