MAY 9th @ 6pm …Art will be available for purchase along with coffee and food!
Address: 181 Court St.
We’re accepting submissions!
OUR FIRST CONTEST With a Randomly Drawn Prize of $100 for your writing/art! April 1st – 25th.
The more you submit the more chances you have to win! People who have submitted earlier this year, are retroactively entered.
The VAF is starting a Bringing 1000 Words Project. We want you (veterans and families) to take a picture, artwork, portrait, landscape, etc. that’s yours and write about it.
It can be the story behind your work, poetry, an essay, a speech, one word 1000 times over, what inspires you, anything in that vein. Or even a letter to someone you love/miss. You can write words over your work, as inspiration or just for the heck of it.
We ask that you be a veteran (noncombat included) or a family member. It can be anonymous, or public. Just email us the piece, let us know if you want your name on it.
It’s designed to broaden our understanding of art and motivations, along with self or group healing. It can be happy, sad or anything on spectrum.
We will display some of the work that comes in…
Please share with your friends/family!
Listen to our second podcast as I interview Matt Mack, a combat veteran from the early days of Iraq. He was blown up by a suicide bomber in a car and lived to tell the tale. Hear what it’s like to survive and recover from a bombing.
Interview With Jay Pizarro:
Listen to him talk about his painting, influences, symbolism, Vietnam and healing. I also had the opportunity to interview him.
Special Thanks to him for his time and openness! It was great to interview him during a few weeks back. He’ll talk about his war time experiences, coming home and hope.
From 2008, or 2009. Co-Founders Brian Barkman Jr. and Mike Hawley are pictured in front of their favorite beers, from Burnside Brewing in East Hartford, CT.
It was very, very humid that day.
Al, Ira and I interviewing with WNPR in Middletown.
This memorial’s new since I graduated. It’s simple, but tasteful.