Women Veterans art exhibits featured at 10 Starbucks locations


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VA’s Center for Women Veterans partnered with Veteran Artist Program (VAP) to highlight women Veteran artists this year. Ten storyboards featuring images of their art, along with photos of the women in and out of uniform and brief biographies, are designed to raise awareness of the creativity, service and sacrifice of women Veterans, as well as their diverse backgrounds and experiences.

We are incredibly excited to announce that Starbucks is displaying individual storyboards, such as the one pictured below, from the exhibit at the following 10 locations for the month of April.

  • 7511 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia
  • 565 Cross Creek Mall, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 6783 Veterans Parkway, Columbus, Georgia
  • 1423 Papillion Drive, Omaha, Nebraka
  • 1126 Central Park Drive, O’Fallon, Illinois
  • 700 Canal Street, New Orleans, Lousinana
  • 6600 Fannin, Medical Towers Houston, Texas
  • 10314 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood, Washington
  • 2517 East Craig Road, North Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1150 West State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, Tennessee

Collage of images of Amy Forsythe and her photography.

After being featured at 10 VA medical centers nationwide throughout March, the full exhibit will be on display at the following VA medical centers in April; it will then travel on to three new VA sites monthly:

Check back on our exhibit page for updates on where the exhibit is going next and for information on events, to hear podcasts featuring some of the artists, and more. Videos of these resilient women talking about their service and creative journeys, along with art by ten honorable mentions, are also on the dedicated VAP webpage.

First Data and the Veterans Canteen Service are our collaborators in bringing this exhibit to sites around the country at no cost to taxpayers, and we appreciate their support.

Author

Kayla Williams

- Kayla Williams is the director of VA's Center for Women Veterans.

Comments

  1. Kevin Routsong    

    Really you partnered with Starbucks after they pretty much spit on veterans with their anti military hiring policies backed by their CEO. Why don’t you have Jane Fonda do guided tours. This is really a great demonstration of how out of touch the va is with the people they are supposed to be serving

    1. Elizabeth Benn    

      That was never true – Starbucks has long been committed to supporting & hiring veterans & military spouses. https://www.starbucks.com/responsibility/community/veterans
      https://news.starbucks.com/news/starbucks-hiring-initiatives

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