Internal Dialogue: Representing Selves is a collection of portraits of and by post-9/11 veterans. These portraits, in a range of media, represent multiple dimensions of American Veterans, including those often invisible to the civilian imagination. The exhibition is curated by Seema Reza & Joe Merritt of Community Building Art Works, a Maryland-based non-profit organization that provides high-quality creative arts workshops, led by professional artists, to patients receiving care and healthcare providers in military hospitals. It includes work by veterans Timothy Brown (USMC), Martin Cervantez (US Army), Joe Merrit (USMC), Rene Vincit (US Navy), and Willie Young (US Army)

The Reception for Internal Dialogue: Representing Selves will take place from 7-9 pm on Thursday January 30th and will include a performance by veteran/active duty service members sharing self-portraits through poetry, prose, and song. This event will be a celebration of an individual’s capacity for transformation and growth even after life-altering experiences including trauma and Illness. Performers will include the exhibiting artists as well as Bryce Benson, Anne Barlieb, Stephen Rask, and Rina Shah.

Admission is free. Tickets here.