Art Exhibit featuring works by our recovering Heroes. On October 5, 2015, Helping the Heroes sponsored our first art exhibit highlighting the works of veterans recovering from the invisible wounds of war using art therapy. In cooperation with renown artist Jos Biviano, Army Veteran Brian Rock had the unique opportunity to formally show his art at the historic National Theater in Richmond, Virginia.
Brian served in the US Army from 2001-2013 taking part in Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Joint Guardian. He left the Army after achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant (E6) and has been painting ever since as therapy to deal with his Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Brian uses mixed media in his Abstract Expressionist work that incorporates his memories of growing up in Belfast, Northern Ireland with his military experiences in order to “bring the images from the inside into the present”. As a result of his participation in this program, Brian is currently being mentored to turn his art into a sustainable livelihood. Brian’ personal story of challenge and inspiration is available here.
The exhibit is part of the Helping the Heroes program to help heroes using art and music therapy though our Music and Art Therapy, Heroes Opera, and Operation Peer Support programs. Follow those links for more information. Learn More about Brian’s inspiring story.
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