NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An exhibit at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts is attracting many veterans and active-duty troops, especially from nearby Fort Campbell.
Steve Mumford's "War Journals" is composed mainly of small paintings and drawings depicting daily life among American troops during the artist's eight trips to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Veterans support group Soldiers and Families Embraced has helped train docents and volunteers at the Frist to help veterans who have an emotional reaction to the exhibit. And SAFE is encouraging families to see "War Journals" as a way to begin conversations, especially between veterans and their non-veteran spouses.
SAFE Director Jodi McCullah said that asking a spouse about a single image can be less overwhelming than asking about his or her war experiences as a whole.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.