March 2 –September 3, 2023
Inspired by veterans from across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, Bullets and Bandaids: A Veteran Anthology features stories and art that look at returning home after war to the newly unfamiliar “normalcy” of civilian life after the chaos of combat, asking: “What is my next step?” Each work in the exhibition is the result of a creative partnership between artist and veteran to process and honor a veteran’s wartime experiences. Together they celebrate our common humanity through storytelling and art.
Bullets and Bandaids is a nonprofit organization that creates a living anthology of veterans, writers, and artists through a traveling art project and accompanying book that strive to benefit everyone. Their events underscore that we are all in this together, sharing our lives and humanity, regardless of our past experiences, by pointing out with dignity and respect the trials and continued courage of our veterans.
To learn more about Bullets and Bandaids, visit: bulletsandbandaids.org
Portrait of Michelle Rosenthal
Oil on aluminum panel
02 / March
Free First Thursday at the CMAEnjoy free admission courtesy of Dominion Energy and extended hours. Take a guided tour of featured exhibitions Our Own Work, Our Own Way and Reverent Ornament at 6:00 p.m. Mingle with veterans and artists at the Bullets and Bandaids Opening Reception from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Last gallery entry at 7:30 p.m. Be on Boyd Plaza in the evening for live music, food vendors, and a beer garden. Free. Plaza
02 / March
Bullets and Bandaids Opening ReceptionOn opening day of Bullets and Bandaids: A Veteran Anthology, drop by for an opening reception and meet some of the artists and veterans who come together to honor veteran wartime experiences through storytelling and art in the new exhibition. Free. Light refreshments and a cash bar. Image above: Melvin Toledo Portrait of Michelle Rosenthal Oil on aluminum panel