Please join us for a talk by SMFA Visiting Artist Aaron Hughes.

This is a ticketed event. Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at any ticket desk on the day of the event.

Aaron Hughes served in the Illinois Army National Guard from 2000 to 2006 and was deployed for fifteen months to “Operation Iraqi Freedom” in 2003/2004 with the 1244th Transportation Company from North Riverside, IL. On his return he began to use art as a tool to confront issues of dehumanization, militarism, and occupation. In 2009 he received an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University. Today Aaron is the curator and chair of the Art Committee at the National Veterans Art Museum and Organizing Team Leader for Iraq Veterans Against the War, where he has worked on such projects as Warrior Writers, Combat Paper, Drawing For Peace, Operation First Casualty, Winter Soldier, the Demilitarized University, and Operation Recovery.