Art therapy helps troops process the pain of war

Local artist Curtis Bean holds rotational art shows at local eco-friendly boutique Sol Shine to support and raise awareness for “Art of War” – a project “dedicated to helping combat veterans through art therapy.”

Art Credit: Curtis Bean, Art of War Project // Photo Credit: Kimberly Johnson, Faceted Media // Gallery Credit: Dannie Huggins, The Sol Shine Denver

Curtis has been through Operation Iraqi Freedom I, II and III. Certainly the things he saw will haunt him throughout life. He suffers from PTSD. To visually see the damage, check out this photo gallery showing soldiers before, during and after their combat tours. If eyes are the window to the soul, then theirs tell a very painful story.

Luckily, Curtis and the Art of War project are trying to help. Come see for yourself, at the Sol Shine – an eco-friendly urban boutique at 29th and Umatilla in Denver’s uber-hip LoHi neighborhood on scheduled rotation. Check out Curtis’ upcoming events here.

For more ways you can support Curtis and his Art of War Project, he is always seeking donated art supplies, monetary contributions, help spreading the word about their ongoing community events, and volunteer art instructors. For more information and to connect with Curtis, visit his Art of War Facebook Page or check out his Art of War Project website for more art, upcoming events, and more.

Curtis and his Art of War Project have been covered by many local news outlets including these below. Just click each pic to read more about how they covered Curtis’ generous and healing movement. 

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