Exhibition of Veterans’ Art Reveals Variety of Memories and Thoughts

After a long period of silencing his pain with drugs, Vietnam Veteran Louis McNair turned to art.  When McNair returned from duty he calmed himself by drawing, but eventually turned to drugs and is now using art again to express the loss he felt after 44 of his friends passed in the war.  He recently exhibited his work in “One Thousand Words,” along with other war vets.  McNair exclaimed that doing art again made him feel like his old self that he was so desperately trying to get in touch with.  “This is not just, ‘Look at the poor veterans.  Let them paint.  It does something,” said McNair.
TheJournalTimes.com, November 7, 2009

Written By: Mike Moore

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