The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point honors the service of men and women in the military this spring through “Visions of War,” a series of free veteran-focused exhibits and workshops held in March and April.
A photographic exhibit, “Always Lost: A Meditation on War,” features the names and faces of the more than 6,500 U.S. military casualties of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is currently on display in the UW-Stevens Point Dreyfus University Center next to the Laird Room. A closing reception will be held Thursday, April 25, from 4-6 p.m. in the Laird Room. (www.wnc.edu/always_lost)
In April, several public presentations and workshops will be offered: Combat Paper (www.combatpaper.org), a veteran-run collective, gives vets the opportunity to turn their uniforms into hand-made paper; and Warrior Writers (www.warriorwriters.org), a national veteran organization, fosters artistic expression, healing and community building through writing.
- Monday–Thursday, April 8–11, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 221 Noel Fine Arts Center (NFAC) Courtyard, UW-Stevens Point - Combat Paper paper-making.
- Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m., 221 NFAC, UW-Stevens Point, Warrior Writers presentation by Lovella Calica and Nate Lewis, reception following.
- Wednesday, April 10, 9 a.m.-noon, 174 NFAC, UW-Stevens Point, Warrior Writers veterans writing workshop. For reservations, call Nancy Schaperkotter, 715-422-5526.
- Thursday, April 11, 9 a.m.-noon, L133/L134 Mid-State Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids, Warrior Writers veterans writing workshop. For reservations, call Nancy Schaperkotter, 715-422-5526.
- Thursday, April 11, 4-5 p.m., Dreyfus University Center Basement Brewhaus, Warrior Writers/Combat Paper social
- Friday, April 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Room 122 Mid-State Technical College, Stevens Point, Warrior Writers community writing workshop. For reservations, call Nancy Schaperkotter, 715-422-5526.
Award-winning filmmaker and Iraq War veteran Kyle Hausmann-Stokes will present “Paradigm Shift: Iraq, College, PTSD and How I Found Therapy through Filmmaking” on Wednesday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 333 of the Communication Arts Center.
In addition, the “Visions of War” exhibit, a collection of the work created in the Combat Paper and Warrior Writers workshops, will be on display in the Carlsten Art Gallery in the Noel Fine Arts Center April 18-23, with an opening reception on Monday, April 22, from 4-6 p.m.