The Highground to Feature Veteran Artists in PTSD Exhibit

The Highground is honored to present the “Exploring PTSD – Healing Through Art” Exhibit, on display at The Highground Museum July 24–September 28, 2021. This important exhibition seeks to provide education about PTSD – the history and current thoughts on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – along with the primary goal of offering ideas and workshops to Veterans and families that may help them their personal PTSD journeys.

Healing through art has been established as an effective means of allowing a Veteran (or civilian) to express their thoughts and experiences through a creative process, thus encouraging them to be more open to sharing their experiences with fellow Veterans and loved ones. Healing through art also allows the viewer, even civilian viewers, to better see and understand the complex depths of thought and emotion that veterans managing PTSD are experiencing.

Together, The Highground and Veteran Artist Shawn Ganther have created this “Healing Through Art” exhibit as a central part of the “Exploring PTSD” exhibition. It’s an incredible collection of items created by several Veteran artists from across the United States. These items, accompanied by the artist’s biography and vision of how finding art has helped them and others through hard times, invite the viewer to realize the power of what is possible through art.

Photo: Ceramic cup by Veteran Artist Ehren Tool

The “Exploring PTSD” exhibition will also feature an interactive space for Veterans and families affected by PTSD to leave written messages – to share their own struggles and to support others who are struggling. It has been said that loneliness can be the greatest struggle of PTSD. For them to see that they are not alone may help them more than people realize. More information about the exhibit and the Veteran Artists is available on the PTSD Exhibit webpage.

Part of The Highground’s ongoing mission is to assist Veterans and families managing PTSD. The “Exploring PTSD” exhibition was made possible by sponsors Skip and Debbie Klabon and the generosity of the Veteran artists. Individuals and businesses that would like to sponsor The Highground’s Veterans programs are encouraged to contact Theresa at 715-743-4224 or by email to museum@thehighground.us.

The Highground Museum is open daily from 10am–5pm. The Highground is located at W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI 54456.