Veteran Artist Program Pentagon Show Comes to Citrus Heights

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Citrus Heights, CA (MPG) - Come to the Birdcage Center for an exclusive engagement straight from the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.! View an entire gallery of art by veterans in the Veteran Artist Program Pentagon Show. The show will only be around for a short time free to the public, and is brought to you by the History and Arts Commission of Citrus Heights.

The City of Citrus Heights History and Arts Commission will be opening a temporary art gallery in conjunction with the Veteran Artist Project, featuring creations by veterans who used art to heal battle wounds both seen and unseen. This is a curated show formerly hanging in the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Citrus Heights is the first West Coast city to host this show. A Grand Opening Gala will be October 17th, and daily hours for the show are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day until Veterans Day on November 11th, when there will be a solemn closing ceremony at 7 p.m. This event is free to the public and is located at 5925 Birdcage Center Lane, d102, Citrus Heights 95610 (behind ULTA). If you have any questions, email Jessica Mang, History & Arts Commissioner, jessicaemang@gmail.com.

Veteran Artist Project, a 501c3 nonprofit, takes artists who are also veterans and propels their works and careers into the mainstream creative arts community through networking, mentorships, collaborations with professional artists, and original productions. Pentagon curator Albert Jones praised the quality of the works selected through the Veteran Artist Project effort. “It’s of a professional level. We’re very pleased,” said Jones. “Veterans are actually foremost among those we’re honoring with the program. It is their selfless sacrifices, and that of their families, that help preserve the freedom of which every American is privileged. Our veterans more than deserve the very best opportunity that can be provided, and we’re very pleased to play a small part.”

Source: Jessica Mang