Soldiers exhibit their artistic side to German neighbors
By MARTIN EGNASH | STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 29, 2019
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria has showcased a number of works of art, mainly paintings and sculptures, created by its soldiers and personnel.
The exhibit on Sunday at a local market was an effort to show a different, more creative side of the military to their German neighbors, the Army said in a statement.
Art is a very helpful way for soldiers to express themselves and can act as a sort of therapy, said Timothy Berry, a theater specialist at Tower Barracks.
The display was also meant to create a partnership between the garrison’s artists and the local German community. It could lead to further opportunities for the artists to utilize their skills off-base, Berry said.
The exhibit included 41 pieces of art created on the base, and included musical performances by members of the base theater.