To date, 26-year-old Jennifer Hassin has rolled 6,631 pieces of paper, each one a condolence letter. These letters fill the panels above protective barriers she built of wood to represent the lives lost in the global war on terror.
“Even when I was in the military, I had these ideas of doing something to make some sort of difference,” Hassin said of her installation currently assembled at the VSA Texas showcase for veterans who are artists. “That’s what I want my art to do, to have a voice of its own.”
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Distinguished Artist Veterans exhibit
When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays: closed Sundays. Through Feb. 27
Where: Julia C. Butridge Gallery, at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road