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Veterans Voices: An Evening of Crankie Storytelling

August 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm EDT

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One event on August 12, 2023 at 9:00 am

Free – $23

Veterans Voices: An Evening of Crankie Storytelling

Join us as Lab at ArtYard artists in residence perform Crankies featuring the stories of local veterans


Join us for an evening of Crankie storytelling featuring the stories of local veterans.

Five artists part of the LAB at ArtYard, a new social practice residency that brings together artists from different disciplines to create new work, will perform Crankies, homemade, hand-turned paper story reels brought to life with spoken word and music.

As part of the residency, a partnership of ArtYard and New Brunswick-based coLAB Arts, the artists conducted and documented oral histories of local veterans and worked with researchers and experts to look into overlapping themes from the stories, providing insight into how personal experiences tie into larger structural or policy challenges facing veterans. The artists came together for a weeklong residency in Frenchtown to turn the stories into Crankies culminating in the performance.

Veterans Voices was born out of the belief that everyone has a story to tell, and every person is deserving of having their story heard and reflected in our art and media. Sharing your story with others is a vulnerable act that can lead to healing and social connection. It can also lead to social change.

Learn more at artyard.org.

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August 12, 2023
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Free – $23
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ArtYard Center, McDonnell Theater
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