Vietnam on My Mind Online Gallery

The exhibition features a series of story-telling paintings by Nina Talbot titled “Veterans.” Talbot’s vision for crafting paintings of men and women who served in the military from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan, is to “reveal how each individual veteran forever lives in the shadow of war…” The display will also include artwork by military veterans in the Combat Paper NJ program and the Secaucus Vet Center Art Group. These artists include the show’s curators, Walt Nygard and Jan Barry, both of Teaneck; Frank Wagner, of Bogota; Joe Lis, of Union City; Jim Fallon, of Hoboken; David Keefe, of Montclair; Sarah Mess, of Branchburg; and a number of other veterans who live in various communities in New Jersey.

Nina Talbot is a New York-based artist who has shown in solo exhibitions at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Museum, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Public Library, and other sites. Works from her “Veterans” series are currently on display at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Combat Paper NJ, a program of the Printmaking Center of NJ, offers artistic tools and professional instruction to veterans, providing a space to use art and writing to explore their physical, psychological, and emotional experiences. Our specialty is making handmade paper from military uniforms- Combat Paper. This paper creates a platform for veterans to share their stories, providing a new language for self-expression.

Carmen Rosa Rodriguez by Nina Talbot

DeNorval Parks by Nina Talbot

Joseph Giannini by Nina Talbot

Maria Carion by Nina Talbot

Wilma Vaught by Nina Talbot

Point Man by Barry Jensen

Take My Heart With You by Joe Lis

For They Know Not What They Do by Rachel McNeill

Peace in Cambodia, 1970 by Ted Connelly

When He Gets to Heaven by Walt Nygard

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