Healing in Flames at the Museum of Glass

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Healing In Flames
September 30, 2015— April 24, 2016
Organized by Museum of Glass

In 2013 Museum of Glass piloted a new program called Hot Shop Heroes: Healing with Fire. Led by glass instructors, soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Warrior Transition Battalion learned about glass through hands-on experiences. This exhibition will display work made by soldiers in their classes during Spring and Summer 2015. The display will celebrate the accomplishments of these soldiers, and will provide information about the importance of art in therapy and healing.
during Spring and Summer 2015. The display will celebrate the accomplishments of these soldiers, and will provide information about the importance of art in therapy and healing.

Most of the soldiers and veterans who have contributed to the creation of Healing In Flames served in Iraq or Afghanistan at least once; many have served multiple tours of duty. This exhibition gives voice to their personal and shared experience while being deployed. The experience of creating this exhibition has enabled the soldiers and veterans to explore their shared experience and their personal feelings about war, military life, and cultural differences by creating works that represent their most profound
memories. Additionally, the exhibition will highlight a few pieces that are more lighthearted and are representational of the basic glass working skills acquired during their participation in the program.