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Veterans’ Performance Showcase

Veterans’ Performance Showcase
Wednesday, November 10, 6-8PM
Hjemkomst Center
Join us at the Hjemkomst Center on Wednesday, November 10, for a free public reception and showcase, including performances from local veterans of “Warriors in the North: Healing Through Art” writing and music projects.
As seating is limited, tickets may be reserved in advance.
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Trauma experts have explored the role that creative arts can play in the healing and recovery process of veterans and military service members, particularly those suffering from post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury. “Warriors in the North: Healing Through Art” highlights this creative work in the Red River Valley with an art exhibition produced by local veterans and directed by the Fargo VA Health Care System and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.
The exhibition includes portraits by veteran photographer, Dr. Ken Andersen, paintings by a local combat veteran, masks designed to depict personal experiences of trauma and recovery, and music and writing projects created to process and share traumatic experiences.
Art, writing, and music workshops and collaborations were facilitated by Dr. Margo Norton, Wendell Affield, Amy Tichy, and Dan Hudson.
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“Warriors in the North: Healing Through Art” is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
“Warriors in the North: Healing Through Art” is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
“Warriors in the North: Healing Through Art” is also funded by The FM Area Foundation, The Alex Stern Family Foundation, and The Arts Partnership, with support from the Cities of Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo and Sanford Health.