Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Aaron Hughes and the "Warrior Writers" Book


Aaron Hughes is a young man with a lot of talent and a lot to say. He did a 15-month tour in Iraq with the Army National Guard in 2003-4. Subsequently, he earned a BFA in painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since then he's been very active in the anti-war movement, using his art to speak his mind and make a difference. This image showed up in my "in" box, announcing a closing reception for his show "Shifting Memories". It was a collaboration between Aaron and Drew Cameron and was published in the book "Warrior Writers". It just blew me away.
In life, there are those who talk and those who do. Aaron is a doer. I've added his web site to my list of favorite artists. Take a look.

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