Swords to Plowshares to Host 2nd Annual Art Show by Women Veterans and Service Members

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March 17 and 18 at Salle Pianos and Events

It is critical to foster awareness of the individual sacrifices made by women service members. Through this event, we hope to provide an opportunity for the community to show support and appreciation for women who served and bring attention to the issues women veterans face

The veteran’s rights organization Swords to Plowshares is hosting its second annual art show to honor women veteran artists. The event, SHOUT! Art by Women Veterans, will feature art created by female service members and veterans from all branches of the military and all eras.

"It is critical to foster awareness of the individual sacrifices made by women service members. Through this event, we hope to provide an opportunity for the community to show support and appreciation for women who served and bring attention to the issues women veterans face,” said Michael Blecker, Executive Director of Swords to Plowshares.

WHO: Swords to Plowshares, San Francisco-based veteran service and advocacy organization, is inviting the public to attend SHOUT! Art by Women Veterans to enjoy art and meet female veteran artists.

WHAT: Open your eyes to different artistic interpretations of women veterans' experiences. Reflect and mingle with the staff of Swords to Plowshares, our contributors, and the artists themselves. This free art show and reception is to honor women veterans during Military Women History Week.

WHY: Art is a great opportunity for expression and rehabilitation. Women are a growing population in the military, but are still a marginalized one with needs different than their male counterparts. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the issues women veterans face and provide more information about resources and services for this under-recognized population.

WHERE/WHEN:
Salle Pianos and Events
1632 C Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(near Van Ness Muni Station and Zuni Café)
Wednesday & Thursday, March 17 and 18, 2010
6-9 pm

For more information, please contact:
Colleen Corliss, Communications Manager
Office: 415-655-7248; Mobile: 202-415-6101 (media only)
http://www.stp-sf.org

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