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New exhibit in Student Union gallery features work of military veterans

Exhibit artwork
Sam Archide, “Reclamation”, oil on board, 2023

A new exhibit, “Breaking the Mold,” is on display now through April 9 in the Student Union Fine Arts gallery. An exhibit reception will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. own Thursday, April 6. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

This exhibition, curated by Mandee Snowden-Edmonds, a U.S. Army veteran, celebrates the creativity and maker spirit of those who have or are currently serving in one of the six branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Often seen by others as stoic soldiers, veterans and those actively serving can often feel invisible, ignored, and misunderstood, labeled with descriptions that do not seem apt to themselves. The work in “Breaking the Mold” signifies how these individuals dream of a future in a different kind of service, to themselves as students and as whole human beings, to their families, and to their communities.

The gallery is located at 1700 University Drive on the second floor of the Student Union Building. Admission is free to all students, staff, and community members. Parking is available for an hourly fee in metered spaces and in the Lincoln and Brady Garages.