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Exhibition Opening at the Underground Gallery: “Female Vets Speak” with Women from Guardian House (10/17/13-12/03/13)

October 17, 2013 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm EDT

From 2012-13, women from Guardian House- a transitional home for female veterans in Ballston Spa attended photography and writing workshops that documented their lives after serving in the military. Some of the women were active duty and others were not; however, similarities in their experiences were powerful and created lasting friendships. As one participant reflected, “Why did it take this class to talk about our experiences as women in the military? It seems that being in the military is a natural topic for men to talk openly about, but not for women!” The women speak of long dark journeys, homelessness and hope, struggles and personal strength. As they reflect upon being looked at but not seen, their powerful photographs and poetic prose offer lights of hope. Hear from Ed Murphy, Executive Director of Workforce Development Institute, Vickie Kereszi, Art of Labor Manager, and participants, to learn the stories and process of this amazing project! Exhibition on view in the Underground Gallery through December 3, 2013. Co-sponsored by Workforce Development Institute.

3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12180 United States
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