Veterans Artist Program @ Artscape

Yes! We were there! Here are several pics — and take a look at my “THE TELLING PROJECT” page to see the latest updates and more pics. As I mentioned, working on this material is like being asked to carry something very fragile and precious. My cast has held onto their stories, memories and recollections of a time in their lives that, looking back, presented so many challenges and moments of crisis. I’m not a veteran and don’t really know any. But now I feel quite humbled by what they’ve seen, heard and done. They’ve already “performed” on a much larger stage. And now, because of their unique interpretations of their journeys —- it’s almost too big for any one person to convey —- the time has come for them to collectively and individually, Tell…..


Above, Lisa Lutwyche and Nick Lutwyche. All smiles NOW, but that was before Nick realized he had to break out a little “Fred Astaire” for the show. And that’s Jeremy Paris and Tracy Miller. Jeremy is our resident raconteur and Tracy is probably making sure it is-or-isn’t time for the Monument Street meters to be fed.


At Artscape we had Samantha Redles from MICA (she’s knows our MICA friends who’re coordinating the exhibit, Emily Russell and Kirsten Poulsen-House), stopping by to share some Artscape vibes — and yes, that’s Jeremy in the background. Jeremy was at Artscape everyday, almost ALL day.


Little did I know that when I started working for VAP I’d be making all these connections. But ain’t that just like life. As the saying goes, ” I didn’t know I could get there from here”.