Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5 PM-8 PM
Join us at this opening reception for The Veterans Book Project: Objects for Deployment, and for a special panel discussion.
5 PM – Reception and exhibition preview with the artists
6:15 PM – PM Panel Discussion: Join artist Monica Haller, veterans Zach LaPorte and Mike Jackson, and Patricia Briggs, Director of University Galleries at UW-Parkside, for a discussion of the Veterans Book Project from the perspective of the artist, two of the authors and one of the project’s curators.
Zach LaPorte served as a team leader with the 2nd battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment as an airborne infantryman from January 2004 to April 2007. Zach now works as a mechanical engineer in Milwaukee.
Mike Jackson served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard from February 2002 through 2010. He currently lives in Milwaukee, where he works in alternative-to-corrections programs helping troubled youth.
Patricia Briggs is the Director of University Galleries at UW-Parkside. She curated The Veterans Book Project as a community-wide public art exhibition in Racine and Kenosha, WI.
Pieper Education Gallery and Lubar Auditorium