Barnabas 22

On Tuesday, October 22, a special art event was held at the Reif Center. Artist Mary Corwin was showing her exhibit titled, “Barnabas 22.” The title is a reference to the bible character Barnabas, whose name means son of encouragement, and the 22 is the number of veterans who commit suicide each day. The art in the exhibit was renderings of service dogs belonging to veterans, which help them through their daily lives. The event also featured special guest Roberto Oviedo, a New York City Detective whose service dog was one of those featured. Speaking at the event was Lon Hodge from Operation Fetch, who along with his service dog Gander has been traveling to bring awareness to issues surrounding veterans, especially suicide. ICTV staff was in the audience to record the event which can be seen on ICTV’s Public Access Channel on: Thursday, November 7 at 8pm; Saturday, November 9 at 4:30pm; and various other times throughout the coming weeks. You can also watch this program anytime on ICTV’s YouTube page.