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The Jon Bonham Project – We Are Not Our Wounds Exhibit Opening
November 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Cumberland County Historical Society, in partnership with the J. Sherwood McGinnis, Jr., War, Peace, and Justice Project is hosting the Joe Bonham Project
We Are Not Our Wounds. The Joe Bonham Project, a consortium of artists primarily from the New York Society of Illustrators, was founded in 2011 by Chief Warrant Officer-2 Michael D. Fay USMC (retired), a former official Marine Corps combat artist. The work is dedicated to documenting the challenging medical journeys of American service members after experiencing traumatic combat injuries and the terrors of combat. The art depicts, with sobering intensity, the challenges for the soldiers and their families in the wake of being wounded in action. Theirs is an excruciating journey to physically and psychologically heal and forge a new relationship with themselves and the world as whole human beings – not simply as the sum of their wounds.