On Sunday May 18th, starting at 4pm, mim.fm will present Vet Visions and Voices: An Art and Music Benefit, at Tortuga Gallery in Albuquerque. Some of New Mexico's top bands will be on hand, including Cali Shaw, Throw the Temple, Sunlight, and as a special treat Le Chat Lunatique will be performing songs from their anticipated new album.
The walls of the gallery will be lined with some of the finest local art by and about Vets, in a variety of media and styles, including Paula Manning-Lews, Richard Martin, Maggie Micole, Denise Weaver Ross, Scott Palmer and Peter Rogers.
The intent of this show is to give voice to the Veteran community and to facilitate connection and healing through personal expression and the sharing of information about local resources.
We are also launching a Facebook page intended as an ongoing resource for vets to upload art and music, and to connect with and support each other. The page can be found at facebook.com/vetvisions.nm.
Proceeds will benefit the participating artists and Henderson House, a shelter for Women Vets and their children.
Suggested admission: $10
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.