March 9 – March 30, 2024
Public reception: Sat. March 9, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Curators: Steve Dilley & Heather Gallana
The Veterans Art Project (VETART) is collaborating with the Bonita Museum & Cultural Center to showcase the work of artists from our studio in Vista and artists from the Chula Vista Vet Center in Bonita. VETART is a ceramics and glass-casting studio in Vista, CA, which provides free classes and studio space to the ecosystem of Veterans including caregivers, spouses, dependents, and active duty personnel.
VETART collaborates with organizations across the state to provide an innovative and creative community to support social and emotional Arts learning and mental health. Our artists understand the benefits of learning to explore freely through hands-on, deep engagement with creativity and community.
Artists who are showcasing their work at this exhibit are mostly Veterans, but Military service affects an entire ecosystem of individuals, from Veterans to caretakers, families, significant others, and active duty members. Therefore, the artworks shown in this exhibit will include works from members from many branches of this ecosystem.
We are proud of our artists who have put in hours of work in developing their craft, engaging with our community, and advocating for themselves throughout the process. These qualities are reflected in the work you will see in this exhibit.
San Diego County is home to more than 100,000 active-duty service members and 240,000 veterans, making it one of the largest concentrations of military personnel in the country. Visitors can find artworks from local veterans on display this month in the museum.
Are you a Veteran interested in local art classes, please see the link: https://www.vetart.org/vetart-classes–calendar.html