Event: The Steel Spirit

The Steel Spirit, Military Art Gallery

Featuring art by military and ex-military personnel
Curated by Barbara Brown

First Floor Gallery – Barrie City Hall
8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday
All are welcome!

September and October Exhibit

In recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary, and as a complement to Prince Harry’s Invictus Games taking place in Toronto in September 2017, local artist Barbara Brown has curated a Military Art Gallery featuring a display of artwork done exclusively by military and ex-military personnel.

Ten+ artists are featured in the exhibition. The Military Art displays a range of positive reflections as well as adversity. The artwork aims to bring attention to military service in Canada and showcases the artists in support of their military colleagues. In addition, the artwork is also an attempt to educate the public about the increasing support for services to address military-acquired Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and operational stress injuries.

From the curator: "Every military and ex-military personnel has a unique depth of experience and sacrifice beyond civilian life. The gallery is a brief window of military insight for the public."

Preview the art now on display

Donate to Support
the Steel Spirit

2 Intelligence Company Senate is accepting donations on behalf of Project Steel Spirit. Funds raised through this campaign will be directed toward support for Military PTSD and operational stress injuries.

When making a donation, please add "GALLERY" in the comments field of the online CanadaHelps.org donation form.

2 Intelligence Company Senate is accepting donations on behalf of The Steel Spirit.

Funds raised through this campaign will be directed toward support for Military PTSD and operational stress injuries.
When making a donation, please add "GALLERY" in the comments field of the online CanadaHelps.org donation form.

The Steel Spirit is an Independent Volunteer Community Group effort. It has no formal association with the Canadian Armed Forces and does not represent the Department of National Defence. For more information about the First Floor Gallery, visit www.barrie.ca/FirstFloorGallery or email culture@barrie.ca