Veterans Mural To Be Unveiled This Weekend In Kearny Mesa
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Credit: Elizabeth Washburn
Veterans Mural To Be Unveiled In Kearny Mesa
Elizabeth Washburn, founder, Combat Arts San Diego
Chris Tomlin, Marine Corps veteran
All five branches of the U.S. military will be represented in a new pop-out mural being unveiled Saturday that was created by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
When: 2 p.m., Saturday
Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars in Kearny Mesa
Cost: Free and open to the public
The mural, titled "Service," will be installed at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Kearny Mesa. The mural features various war scenes with a large U.S. flag as part of a colorful sunset inspired by a Frederic Church painting. The piece is part of the nonprofit Combat Arts San Diego's veterans mural project and was commissioned by the California Arts Council .
The Combat Arts San Diego has been providing art classes since 2007 to post-9/11 combat veterans to help them cope with post-war struggles.
Elizabeth Washburn, founder of Combat Arts San Diego and marine veteran Chris Tomlin discussed Thursday on Midday Edition, the concept behind the mural and how art helps veterans process their war experiences.
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