Busy schedule surrounding Veterans Book Project
The Veterans Book Project, a library of books written by veterans and people with a close connection to the current wars, opens today at UW-Parkside. A busy schedule of events connected with the exhibition including a reception, lectures, and an original theatre production follow in March and April.
Artist Monica Haller facilitates workshops with veterans around the country. Their first-hand experiences with the realities of war are captured in words and images published in softbound books and become part of the growing archive that is shared person-to-person and exhibited in galleries, libraries, schools, and via the Internet.
Today, the exhibition opens in the UW-Parkside Foundation Gallery which also serves as a venue for a reading workshop at 2 p.m. and a reception with Haller and local authors from 4 to 6 pm.
On April 19, UW-Parkside gallery director Patricia Briggs presents a talk titled "Behind the Scenes: The Making of the Veterans Book Project" in Rehearsal Studio B of The Rita.
On April 17 and 24, the UW-Parkside Theater Arts Department Graduating Class of 2011/2012 presents "Shrapnel," an original script inspired by the Veterans Book Project. That begins at 7 p.m. in Rehearsal Studio A and discussions follow each performance.
The Veterans Book Project (VBP) exhibition runs through May 12 in the Foundation Gallery. In addition, the VBP is also being shown at:
For more information on the Veterans Book Project and other ongoing UW-Parkside art exhibitions as well as gallery hours, visit www.uwp.edu keyword art galleries.
- The H.F. Johnson Art Gallery on the Carthage College campus through April 27
- The Kenosha Civil War Museum where a selection of books is being shown March 31 to May 31 and at
- The ArtSpace Gallery of the Racine Arts Council April 6 to 28.