Unless you’ve read the 1938 novel Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, you would have no clue as to what the Joe Bonham project is all about: an art exhibit that details the experiences of wounded Marines and soldiers. Michael Fay, a former Marine Chief Warrant Officer and combat artist began the exhibit back in 2011, when it was initially hosted in New York.
The exhibit features different artists, ranging from combat artist to courtroom sketchers. Lance Corporal Robert Bates, Marine combat veteran and now student at UNC Charlotte will have some of his work featured in the exhibit. Bates survived an IED blast in Afghanistan himself and has a deep connection with his subjects.
The exhibit will be at UNC Charlotte through June 25th.