When he was 22 years old Steve Maxner was drafted into the Army and served as a medic in Vietnam from 1969-1970. After returning home, Mr. Maxner was diagnosed with PTSD, and as part of his healing process, he takes daily walks on the beach with his dog, Ollie. There he collects shells, driftwood, claws, and other “gifts from the sea”, which he then transforms into sculptures – each representing a different memory or experience of his time in Vietnam. This exhibit features dozens of these sculptures. Accompanied by stories and music written by Mr. Maxner, they give a glimpse at the horrors of war as well as a journey towards peace… This exhibit is back by popular demand and with additional pieces Mr. Maxner has created since the original exhibition.
Saturday, January 9 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martha's Vineyard Museum, The Hollinshead Gallery
151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568