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Medical school seeks artists for show featuring military, medicine, creative forces

July 13, 2017

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine invites artists to join in saluting America’s troops. The school’s Creativity in Health Education Program is issuing an open call for artwork to showcase in the fall 2017 art exhibition, Asclepius: Military, Medicine & Creative Forces. The show will demonstrate the unique capacity of the arts to document historical military events and personal experiences as well as facilitate healing, reintegration, and well-being for service members and their families.

Submissions are being sought from local artists, service members, and veterans, their families, caregivers, and the public. Student and amateur artists are encouraged to participate.

Artwork may be military-inspired, patriotic in nature, or pay tribute to veterans or service members. In addition, artwork may be created by current or former service members as a means of healing or therapeutic expression. All mediums will be considered as long as they comply with exhibition guidelines.

Deadline for applying to be in the show is July 25 at 5 p.m. An opening reception will be held Oct. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on display from Sept. 15 to Dec. 8.

Anyone interested in participating should submit a completed application form. For exhibition guidelines, an application, and other information, contact Carrie Knopf.

Local organizations and programs that serve veterans, service members, and their families are encouraged to participate in the art show. For more information on collaboration and partnerships opportunities, contact Carrie Knopf.

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