NVAM Triennial will Feature Workshops, Open-Mic

The Philadelphia-based non-profit Warrior Writers has announced an open-mic and other programming as part of the inaugural National Veterans Art Museum's (NVAM) Triennial and Veteran Art Summit, May 3-5, 2019, in Chicago. The theme of the NVAM event is "On War & Survival."

Venues for the multi-day event include:
According to the museum's website:
With a focus on the visual, literary, performative and creative practices of veterans, the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) Triennial explores a century of war and survival while challenging the perception that war is something only those who have served in the military can comprehend. Throughout history, art has provided a frame to create meaning out of the complicated experience of war, seek justice and imagine reconciliation. The NVAM Triennial draws on this history to connect today’s veteran artists with the history of veteran creative practices and their impact on society over the past century. The NVAM Triennial exhibition opening coincides with the Veteran Art Summit. 
A full schedule for events is here.

Exhibitions and Veteran Art Summit events are free and open to the public. Some events have limited seating, however, and registration is recommended here.

Attendees are also invited to share their own work at two "open platform" or "open mic" events:
  • Artists and community members can sign to give a presentation at the open platform session here.
  • Also, writers can sign up here to share a poem or excerpt of short prose during the Friday night open mic event hosted by Warrior Writers.