Celebrating Women Veterans Through the Arts
Swords to Plowshares, a San Francisco-based veteran service organization, developed a unique way to engage with women veterans: SHOUT!: Art by Women Veterans. SHOUT! was inspired by the notion that the arts encourage expression and healing. SHOUT! raises awareness about the issues facing women veterans and explores the intersections of art, community, health and healing.
The third annual Shout! was a three day event which was our most ambitious Shout! to date.
Thursday, May 5th:
Opening Event and Film Screening at the SFMOMA
Pre-film screening reception benefiting women veterans
Film screening of “My Mom’s a Soldier” in the SFMOMA Phyllis Wattis Theater
Friday, May 6th:
Opening Art Exhibition and Reception By and For Women Veterans
Hilliard Architects, Inc. & Gallery hosted the free exhibition.
Saturday, May 7th:
Healing Arts Workshops for Women Veterans
ARTS & SKILLS Service, Guided Imagery, iRest, 5Rhythms, Chi Kung, Thai Chi, Healing Harp, and Chair Massage workshops at San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building.
Much thanks to Allison Smith, Mary-Rose Hayes, and the Institute for Health and Healing for their workshops and all our volunteers.