Allegan will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with an event packed weekend April 15th through the 17th. One event hosted by Starry Night Studio & Gallery is the first West Michigan showing of artists associated with the Wounded Artists Project (WAP) Friday & Saturday, April 15th & 16th 10:00am-6:00pm with a reception on Saturday 6:00pm-8:00pm.
The Wounded Artist Project (WAP) is an affiliate of the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering wounded men and women of the United Stated Armed Forces. The WWP provides direct programs and services to meet the unique physical and mental health needs of wounded warriors as they proceed on their road to healing. The signature program delivers backpacks that include artist’s supplies to the bedsides of the wounded.
Terry Shipps, a Michigan artist associated with WAP, was deployed in March 2003 with the 101st Airborne Air Assault unit to Iraq. Upon his return in 2004 while seeking help for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Terry turned to art and worked with other veterans to create a memorial honoring Michigan soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The Wounded Warrior Veterans Art Show will feature Terry's art as well as other local and regional artists. All veterans and currently serving military individuals or groups are encouraged to be a part of this exciting opportunity. If you would like to be a part or this exciting opportunity to exhibit with and meet other amazing local and regional artists or have questions, please contact Sally Goins at the Starry Night Studio & Gallery, via email firstname.lastname@example.org , phone 269-650-2415; or stop by the studio at 132 Hubbard Street, Allegan Michigan.
We hope many of you will attend the showing to recognize and support our military men and women.