UNCW’s Randall Library to Host “Invisible Wounds of War” Exhibit

Monday, October 26, 2015

To honor the service of N.C. veterans, UNCW’s Randall Library has collaborated with a counselor and a physician to host “Invisible Wounds of War,” a project that explores the psychological, spiritual and moral injuries of war.

The exhibit, scheduled Nov. 5-Dec. 15 in the library’s Sherman Hayes Gallery, features veterans’ writing and photography. “Invisible Wounds of War” is free and open to the public. An opening reception is planned 6-8 p.m. Nov. 5.

The project, co-directed by counselor Jen Johnson and physician L. Kyle Horton, is based in Wilmington, N.C. and focuses on veterans from the state. Both Johnson and Horton have extensive experience working with veterans.

"We have seen and heard the struggles of veterans coming home,” the co-directors said. “In our experience, many veterans don’t share their stories because they feel that other people can’t bear to hear them. We have created a project that gives permission for the stories to be told about the invisible wounds of war and gathers an audience to read and listen to the stories."

-- Andrea Monroe Weaver

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