City of San Antonio, TX

11/30/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2021 14:22

San Antonio International Airport Unveils the First of Its Kind Exhibit “From War to Words – A Visual Voices Portrait Series by Jason Myers” Featuring a Performance by Country[...]

CONTACT: Tonya Hope, Public Relations Manager
San Antonio International Airport
O: 210-207-1515, [email protected]

San Antonio (November 30, 2021) - San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and the Galleries @ SAT in partnership with CreatiVets unveiled its latest premiere exhibit, "From War to Words - A Visual Voices Portrait Series by Jason Myers". This exhibit is the first of its kind by award-winning photographer Jason Myers with both audio and visual elements. His 22-piece collection consists of 11 portraits of wounded veterans accompanied by 11 graphic representations of the songs written by the featured veterans. "I'm hoping this portrait project captures the enormous gratitude I have for these patriots and countless others who have served our country," said Jason Myers, portrait series photographer.
CreatiVets' mission is to empower wounded veterans to heal through the arts and music. They have worked with more than 850- veterans from 48 different states who are recovering from visible and non-visible wounds through their art and music programs. "We are excited to be able to showcase these veteran portraits along with the music they wrote," said Richard Casper, CEO and Co-Founder of CreatiVets. In order to help the veterans that need it the most we need to find them where they are. Having this exhibit at the San Antonio International Airport will allow us to reach more veterans than ever who may not be actively looking for help but will find it through these songs."
One of the songs was performed by chart-topping county music duo, Love and Theft. The Nashville-based and Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association and Country Music Television nominated duo co-wrote songs with veterans that are featured in the exhibit and traveled to San Antonio to perform for the opening at SAT.
"This is a very special way to express our gratitude and support of our military veterans. This is a city with a very strong military background and this exhibit is a reflection of our community, our pride and our history," said Jesus H. Saenz, Jr. IAP, Director of Airports, San Antonio Airport System.
The exhibit is scheduled to run through the end of March 2022, when it will then travel to another international airport to continue to raise awareness and support veterans.