Vietnam vet places in painting competition
Milwaukee resident Jim Finnerty served in the Vietnam War and, later in his life, was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As a form of therapy, Finnerty started painting.
Earlier this month, one of Finnerty's paintings, "The Year of The Monkey," placed second in the 2010 National Veteran's Art Competition. The contest drew 1,716 entries.
"I started painting again about five years ago to relax and to get me through stressful situations," says Finnerty. "I bury myself in my little room, turn on some Motown tunes and paint all night."
Later this month, an East Side art gallery, Caggio, 918 E. Brady St., will show a collection of Finnerty's abstract paintings. An opening reception -- in conjunction with Gallery Night & Day -- takes place Friday, July 23.
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