Veterans’ art exhibit at Purdue University Calumet through March 31
HAMMOND, Ind. – Created by military veterans and inspired by combat, an exhibit of the Therapeutic Art Program is on display at Purdue University Calumet through March 31.
On loan from the National Veterans Museum in Chicago, the exhibit features work described by the museum as a collection of reflective balance on those surviving war. The exhibit is on display on the second floor of the Student Union & Library. Display hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m., Sunday.
As a 2013 initiative, the Therapeutic Art Program was created to inspire an understanding of war’s impact on individuals and communities.
“We’ve asked people to go and serve over the years, but we shouldn’t forget the other side of serving,” Dave Blom, associate director of Purdue Calumet’s Office of Equity and Diversity, said. “We should honor this as well.”
The exhibit’s display at Purdue Calumet is sponsored by the university’s Multicultural Campus Council and the Office of Disability Resources. Providing additional support are the ADA Advisory Committee, Office of Equity and Diversity, From Boots to Books Program and Office of University Relations.
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