Salmagundi Club focuses on military vets’ art

‘Night Rescue’ by Cynthia DiDonato (U.S. Army Wife). Image courtesy of Salmagundi

NEW YORK – Salmagundi, the oldest artist’s club in New York, will present “From There to Here: Military Veterans’ Experiences,” a veteran-curated exhibit of military veterans’ art and words, opening on Monday, Feb. 10, in its Patrons’ Gallery, at 47 Fifth Ave., between 11th and 12th streets.

To highlight and augment the exhibit, Salmagundi will host a reception on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., featuring selected poetry readings from NYC-area veterans as well as a dance performance by Exit12, an outstanding NYC-based veteran dance company

Partnering with Omar Columbus, a U.S. Air Force veteran and NYC-based photographer, the exhibition intends to foster a better understanding and dialogue within and between the military and civilian communities.

As an advocate and participant in veterans’ arts initiatives, Omar Columbus has brought together veteran art and experiences from the NYC-area and nationwide covering all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces across eras ranging from World War II through the present conflicts.

The exhibit is open to the public at no charge, Feb. 10 through Feb. 21. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 1–6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1–5 p.m.