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Portrait of a Woman Veteran at First Friday ArtWalk- May 3

Oceanside CA— Join Oceanside Public Library for an unveiling of the exhibit “Portrait of a Woman Veteran” on Friday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, at 330 North Coast Highway, during ArtWalk. For this project, female veterans were paired with local artists to meet and have a conversation about their military experience what it means to be a veteran. The artists then created portraits inspired by the conversation to honor the veteran. At the reception, the artists and the women veterans who inspired their work will present their collaboration to the public.

This project is sponsored by the California Center for the Book’s grant program called “Californians: Community Conversations about Veterans.” The focus of the Library’s project is on women veterans as they are the fastest growing sub-population of military and veteran communities. Vet Connect, a veteran’s resource center located in the library, is a partner on this project. The project was also made possible with funding from the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. For more information about Library services and programs visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.

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