Fordham Notes: Veterans Art Exhibit

Monday, February 22, 2010

Veterans Art Exhibit

The public is invited to view an art exhibit at Fordham's Westchester campus.

Art works created by veterans who attend the creative arts therapy program at the Montrose VA Hospital will be on display Monday, Feb. 22, through Monday, March 8, at Fordham's Westchester campus, 400 Westchester Ave., West Harrison, N.Y., 10604.

The exhibit is open for viewing in the main lobby from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday through Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, the exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. An opening reception will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, in the main lobby.

The event is part of Fordham’s Westchester campus participation in the “Big Read,” a program run by the National Endowment for the Arts that is designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.

Taking place at Fordham Westchester and other partner sites in February and March, the event is sponsored in conjunction various organizations, including the Westchester Arts Council and Hudson Valley Writer’s Center.

This year’s book selection for Big Read Westchester is The Things They Carried (Broadway Books, 1998), a set of fictionalized stories based on author Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam War experiences.

-Gina Vergel

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