News and Events

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Training for Clergy and Faith Communities

Chris AntalSoldier’s Heart Staff Chaplain the Reverend Chris Antal will be speaking on moral injury at the Brookfield Institute’s Congregations In Ministry With Veterans and Military Families. The event is part of the Brookfield Institute’s “Finding the Calm in the Storm” program and will be held on October 20, 2013, from 2-6 pm.

For more information and to register, go to www.brookfieldinstitute.org.

Soldier's Heart model used used in US Army training

Read Ed Tick's Report on 2012 Chaplain Annual Sustainment Training on PTSD [pdf]

Vietnamese Children's Art Exhibit

Child's drawing of hands and peace dovePairing Vietnamese children’s paintings of peace and war with American voices.

See the Speak Peace website

Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center and School of Art Galleries have collaborated with Soldier’s Heart to create the Vietnamese Children’s Art Exhibit. This exhibit features Vietnamese children’s drawings and paintings on themes of peace and war that have been collected by the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Paired with original poems written by American children, veterans, and established poets, this collaborative, international art exhibit encourages a creative dialogue between image and word, promoting cross-cultural understanding, reconciliation, and global citizenship.

Click here for a booklet with a sample of artwork and poetry submitted for the exhibit. [PDF 4.4 MB]

Visit the Wick Poetry Center website (www.kent.edu/wick) and click on “News” to view the artwork and read curriculum materials.

Book the exhibit

The exhibit will feature 40-60 paintings and drawings and 20-40 text panels composed of poems and prose reflections. The size of the exhibition can vary depending on the exhibition space. The anticipated exhibition fee will be $750, plus shipping.

For more information or to ask questions about booking this exhibit, please contact:

  • Anderson Turner, Director of Galleries, Kent State University School of Art
    haturner@kent.edu
    330.672.7853
  • David Hassler of the Wick Poesty Center
    dhassle1@kent.edu
    330-672-1769.

Participate in the project

We invite you to participate in this project by responding to the images of peace and war with your own poetry. Visit the Wick Poetry Center website (www.kent.edu/wick) and click on “News” for submission guidelines. Selected poems will tour as part of the traveling, international exhibit in 2011.