Combat Art SD has its first exhibition of paintings done by Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) combat veterans this Saturday, November 3rd, 3-9 PM at Space 4 Art Gallery, 325 15th Street San Diego, CA 92101 (between "J" and "K", in downtown San Diego). The event is open to the public. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door.
UC San Diego Extension instructor Elizabeth Washburn has been coordinating the project, and donated several of her pieces and a commissioned portrait sitting to the silent auction. In addition to a number of murals, paintings and masks created by local talented veterans, there will be an outdoor stage with music, an inside DJ, and kid-friendly arts and crafts.
The event showcases a number of pieces of combat art and is a fundraiser for the Combat Art Program SD (CAPSD). CAPSD offers Expressive Arts Classes for all combat veterans and currently provides classes at OASIS, and soon Balboa Naval Hospital.