War is Always With Us - Madison

Event Dates: 

August 26 - October 4

Edgewood College

War is Always With Us

Symposium: Veterans, Art & Mental Health, 2:00-4:30 pm, Friday, September 18, 2015

Reception: Friday, September 18, 5-7:30 pm.


Gallery: David Byrd: Paintings from Montrose VA Hospital

David Byrd (1926-2014) worked for 30 years at the Veterans Administration Medical Hospital in Montrose, NY, as an orderly, caring for psychiatric patients damaged by the war. This experience provided him with his defining body of paintings related to patients’ individual behaviors, general routines and distinctive personalities. Byrd’s careful compositions reflect the isolation and desperation of mental illness, which few other artists have explored with such empathy and understanding.

Atrium: Shawn Ganther & Yvette Pino/The Veteran Print Project Veterans Shawn Ganther (USAF) and Yvette Pino (US Army) are both active in the veteran artist movement and have exhibited in the Veteran Artists Program at the Pentagon (2014). Pino is founder of the Veteran Print Project.