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Craft In America: Service

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Craft in America: Service explores the creativity and healing of our nation’s soldiers and veterans. This episode of the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated series follows the history of the Army Arts and Crafts program to the work contemporary soldiers and veterans, including Ehren Tool, Pam Deluco, Peter Voulkos, and other G.I. Bill artists.

Before and after the screening, view the artists’ work in person in Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans.

Exhibition access, wine, and Thatcher’s Gourmet Popcorn included.

Resources about the film:

“The guy that went to the war, is not the same person that comes back. That’s a big powerful weight in your life.” -Ehren Tool

“They needed to come back and create, not destroy.” -Elizabeth Argo, curator at Philidelphia Museum of Art

“I think peace is the only adequate war memorial.”- Ehren Tool

From the origins of the Army Arts and Crafts Program and the G.I. Bill to contemporary soldiers and veterans, SERVICE documents the power of the handmade to inspire, motivate and heal. Featured artists include Eugene Burks Jr., Pam DeLuco, Judas Recendez, Ehren Tool and Peter Voulkos.

GI Bill Artists Segment

Photos by Kurt Lundquist

Thank you to Thatcher’s Gourmet Popcorn for supporting MCD Movie Nights and more.

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