Here’s an opportunity to take part in an unusual art-in-process performance. The Vet Art Project brings veterans and their families together with artists from all disciplines. Through their collaboration, new art is created that offers a venue for the veterans to give voice to their war experiences – and for the public to hear them.
The program includes 4-5 short performance pieces with visual art in various stages of completion. At the end of the program, the audience is invited to participate in a discussion about the impact of the art on the community.
The Vet Art Project is based on the belief that the public must talk about war in order to think of peace with the understanding that it is our veterans who will lead the way. The Project fosters new thinking and discussions about how war affects all of us.
Dates: Wednesday, August 18 – Friday, August 20
Hours: 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Location: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago
The Cultural Center is easy to reach by public transportation. For complete information about trains and buses that stop at or near the Cultural Center, click here.
Looking for more to do? Check out free days at Chicago museums this week, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra concerts in Millennium Park through August 21, kayaking tour of Chicago architecture August 21-22, Dusk Variations Series at Millennium Park every Monday through August 23, Sound & Vision Friday Night Performance Series at the Art Institute of Chicago through August 27, Emerald City Theatre’s The True Story of the Three Little Pigs at Millennium Park every Sunday through August 29, Summerdance at Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park through August 29, The Emperor’s New Clothes at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre through August 29, Jazzin’ at the Shedd through September 1, Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz at Millennium Park every Thursday through Sept. 2, Family Fun Festival at Millennium Park through September 3, international films at Chicago Cultural Center through September 6, concerts at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park through September 7, Movies in the Parks at various Chicago parks through September 10, outdoor jazz concerts every Tuesday at Museum of Contemporary Art through September 28, African Presence in Mexico exhibition at DuSable Museum through November 14, Sue Escapes! exhibit at the Field Museum through January 2, and Adler After Dark at Adler Planetarium recurring the third Thursday of every month.
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