An art exhibition that aims to raise awareness for veterans’ issues is on display at Westfield South Shore Mall through Nov. 15.
In honor of Veterans Day, the Islip Arts Council partnered with Catholic Health to present a Veterans Awareness Project art exhibit called “Their Story.” It features the artwork of nine veterans depicting themes of struggle with mental health, homelessness, and PTSD.
The art installation is on display across from the Islip Arts Council Gallery inside the mall in Bay Shore, in the Town of Islip. On Nov. 10, the artists, organizers, and guests gathered for an opening reception, which included light refreshments, the art showcase, and a resource center, which educated about veteran services at Good Samaritan Hospital and at other local organizations and agencies.
Following the reception, there was a screening of the film Walk With Frank, which highlights a man’s lifelong journey battling PTSD.
The veteran artists on display in “Their Story” are John J. Brennan, John P. Cardone, Sean Fitzthum, Carrie Anne Gonzalez, Rosemary Lamb-Mourey, Pat Marino, John Melillo, Angel Ramos, and Jesse Williams.
To learn more, visit isliparts.org.