During the month of May, the Crandall Library of Glens Falls will be showcasing an art display featuring artworks made with magnets by Warren County-area Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). All are invited to attend a public reception on the evening of Thursday, May 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. Members of the Veterans Plus group will be on hand to answer questions and describe how the inspiration and creativity inspired by this artwork has had a therapeutic effect in helping them to deal with these issues. A survivor of the Pentagon attack on 9/11 will also be in attendance and will talk about the benefits he received while creating this artwork. The Veterans Plus groups’s artwork will be on display through the month of May at the Crandall Library, located at 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls.
How It Began:
Cindy Roberts is a Gold Star Mother who acts as a Coordinator for a group of Warren County veterans called Veterans Plus. The mission of this group is to do activities that may benefit the group in terms of dealing with PTSD and other issues. She had heard about a project involving visually impaired people who used magnets to complete art projects. She then suggested that her veterans group try to produce artwork through the use of magnets.
For more information please contact, Cindy Roberts, Gold Star Mother/Veterans Plus Group Coordinator at (518) 798-5994, (518) 744-7972, or e-mail [email protected] or Tom Mullins , Rev Francis A. Kelley Society at (518) 272-1749 or e-mail [email protected]
Photo at top: Veterans Plus Helper, Lynn Figura, graciously contributed by placing the art at Crandall Library. Photos provided by Cindy Roberts.