2021 MAR 26, Article written by Katie Lange, Department of Defense (DOD), " Art Therapy: Airport Exhibit Shines Light on Works by Female Vets," covering Dulles Art Exhibition in Dulles, VA.
Now that air travel is picking back up again, travelers flying through Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., might notice some artwork that has a patriotic feel. Pieces done by several female veterans are currently on display there to commemorate Women’s History Month. Many of the artists are veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Collectively, they’ve dealt with a lot of battlefield and personal trauma, and they've learned to heal through the power of the arts. The exhibit was set up through the nonprofit Uniting US, which helps inspire, empower and unite families through art. The group is also inviting artists in the military community to enter their original artwork for possible inclusion in an exhibit this summer called Summer of Healing with the Arts. The artwork will be displayed at the Military Women’s Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. More exhibits from veterans are expected to be displayed at Dulles and Reagan National Airport over the next four years."