The St. Augustine Art Association proudly presents Then & Now: 50 Years of Veterans Experiences Exhibit. On display July 2 – August 22, 2021, the exhibit provides a voice and stage for Veterans with a riveting, sometimes raw, emotionally-charged exhibition.
The artwork demonstrates the healing power of art by showcasing eight individuals who use painting, sculpture, photography, poetry and other creative outlets. These Veterans share their experiences from subtle murmurs of anguish to cries for support and understanding.
“It is our hope that through this exhibit we raise awareness and sensitivity to our veterans’ service and the importance of their mental health, while demonstrating how the power of creativity can be used as a tool for some to help heal a broken spirit”, said Jerome Domask, artist, guest curator and member of the St. Augustine Art Association.
A focal point of the exhibit will be a replicated five-by-eight-foot holding cell. This is a special ‘shout out’ to American Hero, Army Major (RET) Theodore Gostas, a former POW held in captivity for over five years, four-and-a-half spent in solitary confinement. The cell will be surrounded by a visual narrative of two Vietnam veterans, Gostas and exhibit curator Jerome Domask, supporting each other for over 50 years as Foxhole Buddies after Gostas’s return to active duty.
Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri, 1:00pm-4:00pm | First Friday Art Walk 5:00pm-7:30pm
Covid-19 guidelines are marked throughout the gallery. We ask that you please follow them and wear a mask.
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