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2017 Veterans and the Arts Initiative Workshop Series

Guitar Workshops with Glen McCarthy of Potomac Arts Academy

  • May 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Bring your guitar or try one of ours! Have you always wanted to try the guitar, or are you looking for tips to improve your technique? Musicians of all skill levels are welcome to join these workshops with Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at the Potomac Arts Academy and at George Mason University, who has shared his expertise with the community during Veterans Day events at the Hylton Center.

Attendees are welcome to participate in one or both of the following time slots per workshop:

Beginner Level: 7 – 7:45 p.m.

Advanced Level: 8 – 8:45 p.m.

This workshop is FREE and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested. RSVP to hylton@gmu.edu and please specify the workshop dates you plan to attend.

Veterans Day Sponsorship 2016

Heroes’ Voices National Poetry Contest Reading

The Soldier’s Journey

  • June 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Join us for The Soldier’s Journey, an evening of music and poetry exploring a variety of perspectives on war, peace, and the soldier’s experience.*  The evening will feature extraordinary selections of live music and poetry, followed by a reception.

These performances are the culminating events of the Heroes’ Voices National Veterans Poetry Contest, a cooperative venture between Heroes’ Voices in San Francisco, CA and George Mason University in Manassas, VA. The four winning poems, selected from hundreds of entries received from Veterans across America, will be featured at both events, along with other selected poetry.

Admission is Free. Donations accepted to support programming for Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families presented by the Veterans and the Arts Initiative.  

Learn more about the Veterans and the Arts Initiative at George Mason University.

Learn more about Heroes' Voices.

*The perspectives explored in the poetry that has been written by Veterans, as well as classic literature of conflict and service, will include tributes and celebrations of service.  The perspectives will also include explorations of conflict during times of war and topics of mental and emotional health (including post-traumatic stress and death).  We understand that these topics may be challenging for some.  If you have any questions about content prior to the event, please feel free to contact us at hylton@gmu.edu.