Arch Development, Honfleur Gallery, and Uniting US Present Peace of War: Intertwined Through Art

By Editorial Team on November 7, 2022

Fri, 11 November 2022 — Fri, 16 December 2022

Michelle Ann Smith
Surviving Navy Spouse, 2005-2009
Protective Nature
Steel, magic papier mâché, motion activated led lights and grief journal entries – 60” x 60” x 45”
Event: Friday, November 11 from 5pm to 7:45pm

Veterans Day Event
In a shared commitment to community building and family access to arts programming, Honfleur Gallery, Arch Development, and Uniting US present a free arts and performance celebration on Veterans Day in the historic district of Anacostia, DC.  Join US at the Honfleur Gallery Peace of War: Intertwined Through Art” exhibition opening, reception, and live artist demonstrations from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and musical performance by Spirituality and Arts Players from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the Anacostia Arts Center, DC on November 11, 2022.

This free, family friendly, public event is an integrative arts experience to help individuals gain their footing and demonstrate humanity while transforming space into a welcoming, engaging, and harmonious public space.

Note: Public parking garage is located across the street from Anacostia Arts Center.  Join US for food, drinks, art exhibition opening, artist demonstrations and activities, and musical performances are just part of the fun from 5-8pm, November 11.

Ongoing Exhibition at Honfleur Gallery (through December 16)
Through the use of visual and performing arts, Uniting US Veteran and family member artists share works reflecting personal experiences while honoring art’s therapeutic benefits in finding comfort and peace through creativity and community support.  And while “War” is generally a word used to describe military conflict, “war-type” struggles with depression, trauma, discrimination, and other challenges are not just limited to the military community.  15 courageous artists and 20 musical performers offer insights and opportunity to discuss the expansive nature of war and the hope shared through the humanity of the arts and harmonious community engagement.  At 6:30 p.m., the vibrant and talented DCVA 20-person Choir and Band will close out the evening in the Anacostia Arts Center Black Box theatre.

In citing the value of therapeutic arts activities for healing and community building, Uniting US Executive Director AnnMarie Halterman praises Arch Development and Honfleur Gallery for providing access to the arts and building meaningful community programming. “We are grateful for the support throughout the year to transforms mere stop-and-go public transaction locations into an intentionally welcoming and interactive community home-base family destination.”

Gallery Hours: Thursday through Saturday,12 – 5 pm or by appointment. Schedule a tour via this link or call (202) 631-6291.

Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC, 20020 | visit: