Daily Archives: August 6, 2009

Iraq and Afghanistan Soldier Decompression Tip # 2

” A Pale Green Mermid Blog “

Hello, as Friday nears… maybe you are looking for something to do, one way to reconnect with the non-military world is to go out on the town – and one inexpensive interesting way to spend a night, is the ever popular,


These days I believe almost every town or city has one,  it happens the first Friday of every month, and it entails going to look at some art – usually it is in your local art district – I mean to say where a group of galleries/ museum are located.  The galleries serve drinks and Hors doeuvres!

and the best part –  is it is all free! all you need to do is take a gander at the artit’s work and maybe chat with an artist ot two!

Easy as pie, artists are intent on getting their work out to people other than the limited circle of usual suspects, so you will be welcomed with open arms.  The listing as to time and location should be located in the art events section/weekend happenings in your local newspaper – or check the internet, google First Fridays then your town!  or call a local gallery.

No need to worry about buying anything, 95 percent of gallery goers are gawkers only and don’t be afraid of the artists – thay love to hear an opinion on their work!

It could be 10 galleries it could be 50 – it could take all night!

So that would be Aug. 7, check it out and let me know how it goes!


Take care, and get out there!

Have a relaxing day!


Jasper Johns

Flag, Encaustic, oil and collage on fabric mounted on plywood,1954-55


www.ivaw.org Iraq Veterans Against The War

www.iava.org Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

www.veteransforpeace.org Veterans for Peace

Image from Wikipedia

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