HCSCC, Fargo VA Open Veterans’ Art Exhibition at the Hjemkomst Center

Photos courtesy HCSCC

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and Fargo Veterans Affairs Health Care System will open a new exhibition of local veteran art with a private reception at the Hjemkomst Center on Tuesday, October 5, from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition, “Warriors in the North: Healing Through Art,” features paintings from an anonymous veteran artist, a photo installation from local veteran Joshua Zeis, and a collection of masks painted by hundreds of veterans and service members at the Fargo Veteran Affairs Hospital over the last six years. The mask program was originally developed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for soldiers returning home with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The art workshops used to produce those masks were replicated by Fargo VA staff, led by clinical psychologist Dr. Margo Norton.

The private reception on Tuesday, October 5, will be held in the Hjemkomst Center’s 3rd Floor Atrium and Hallway.

“Warriors in the North: Healing Through Art” will be on exhibition at the Hjemkomst Center through Sunday, March 6, 2022.

This activity 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.

This project 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.

This project 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.


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