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Photography by Local Veterans On Display at Gallery9 in White Plains

Patriotism by John Murphy, 2017

An exhibition, Veterans in Focus, will feature the photography of nine veterans who participated in an eight-week program by artists Joseph Squillante and Karen Ann Sullivan, both members of ArtsWestchester’s Teaching Artists roster. Squillante and Sullivan collaborated with the nonprofit organization Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) to create a free program that provided students with the tools needed to express themselves. During the program, which was initiated and financially supported by the JHP, veteran participants from the Vet Center in White Plains were able to implement a variety of photography techniques through in-studio classes, field trips and on-location photography sessions. The twenty-seven works on view will reflect the wide range of the veterans’ interests to include abstracts, street photography, nature, architecture and studio portraiture. Veterans in Focus will be on view from December 8 through December 23 in Gallery9, ArtsWestchester’s 9th-floor gallery in White Plains. An opening reception will take place on December 8. For more info, visit: artsw.org/jhproject.

A version of this article first appeared in the December-January issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews