Empowering our American Veterans through Art

by Charles Allis Villa Terrace Art Museums


This project allows Milwaukee Veterans to channel their PTSD feelings by creating sculptures with found objects. The Charles Allis Art Museum offers them a safe place to tell their story through art.
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Where does one turn after placing their life on the line for their county? Whose life has suffered internal wounds that cannot be healed with bandages, whose wounds are never seen by others, but are felt everyday by a veteran. For some reason, their life has not been filled with a hero’s welcome but with buried stress and anxiety.


Through the assistance of artists & art therapists from Milwaukee VA Hospital, veterans will channel their feelings & tell their stories through art. After a 4 week workshop veterans exhibit their work at the museum. Goal: offer program quarterly.

Long-Term Impact

*Create a sense of accomplishment & self-expression *Build self-esteem, self-confidence *Help them to face, conquer their fears & channel their anxieties through art *Give our veterans a public forum to share their experiences

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Charles Allis Art Museum Home Page
Press Release 2010 Exhibit
Villa Terrace Art Museum - sister museum

Organization Information

Charles Allis Villa Terrace Art Museums

Location: Milwaukee, WI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.charlesallis.org
Project Leader:
Patty Redeker
Milwaukee, WI United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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