During the month of May, the Crandall Library in Glens Falls will feature an exhibit of artwork made with magnets by Warren County veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). All are invited to attend a public reception on Thursday, May 19 in the evening 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 work had a therapeutic effect. to help them deal with these problems. A survivor of the Pentagon attack on 9/11 will also be present and will talk about the benefits he received while creating this artwork. Artwork from the Veterans Plus groups will be on display throughout May at the Crandall Library, located at 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls.
How it started:
Cindy Roberts is a Gold Star mom who serves as a coordinator for a Warren County veterans group called Veterans Plus. The mission of this group is to do activities that can benefit the group in terms of treating PTSD and other issues. She had heard of a project involving visually impaired people who used magnets to make art projects. She then suggested that her group of veterans try to produce artwork using magnets.
for more information please contactCindy Roberts, Gold Star Mother/Veterans Plus Group Coordinator at (518) 798-5994, (518) 744-7972, or by email [email protected] or Tom Mullins, Rev Francis A. Kelley Society at (518) 272-1749 or by email [email protected]
Top photo: Veterans Plus Helper Lynn Figura graciously contributed by placing the artwork in the Crandall Library. Photos provided by Cindy Roberts.