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Looking Into a PTSD Mind by Bill McCormick. Photo courtesy of Bill McCormick "It's not so much about the art; it's what the art represents." --- Liz Mackey, on artwork by veterans The photo framed above features, quite literally, a pile of junk. The glasses, barbed wire, rusted...
This week, as we prepare for the upcoming special issue of NEA Arts which looks at the arts and the military, the podcast features a conversation with Operation Homecoming instructor, Ron Capps. Capps served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve for 25 years. Since leaving the military, he has worked...
Washington, DC David Straithairn, Gloria Reuben, and Jeffrey Wright in a Theater of War production. Photo by Paxton Winters. The lingering effects of war have long been felt by returning combat veterans. Some of the labels to describe these have included ?soldier?s heart? (Civil War), ?shell shock...