Opens Friday, July 26

Art appears in various media, but every medium tells a story or shares a message. The Combat Paper Project does just that in a way many people haven’t seen before. On Friday, July 26, Independent Artists of Oklahoma hosts the Combat Paper Project, an international art exhibition travelling the world to share the minds and emotions of combat veterans and those who support them. The project gives an outlet for veterans to use art as a way to share their experiences in war. The pieces are created through combining military items with paper and other materials. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the IAO Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan, in Oklahoma City from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on opening night. Presentations and performances from poets and veterans such as Robin Brooks and Jason Poudrier, a Purple Heart recipient, will complete the night. Admission is free. The exhibit runs through Aug. 6.

While at the gallery, visit the other travelling exhibit 24 Works on Paper, on display through Aug. 3. 24 Works, a collaboration of IAO and the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, features the surprising art of contemporary Oklahomans.

To learn more, visit and the gallery’s Facebook page.

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