Vietnam: 2 Soldiers, 2 Artists, 2 Journeys Then & Now

“Vietnam Then & Now: 2 Soldiers, 2 Artists, 2 Journeys” is a collection of artwork by David Wright and Chuck Creasy. The show is made up of line drawings, photos, and watercolors of people and places created during the Vietnam War and decades later. Although the two men didn’t meet until after the war, their friendship grew through their art and shared experiences.

As an advisor to the South Vietnamese army, David Wright only found a few moments to paint and draw during his deployment. The result was 35 small drawings and paintings of civilians, soldiers and landscapes. Chuck Creasy, on the other hand, painted 20 watercolor paintings after returning to Vietnam with his children in 2018. “My sketches are black-and-white. Chuck’s paintings are vibrant full-color paintings of Vietnam today, so you have a real dichotomy of art that says then and now,” Wright says.

“Vietnam Then & Now: 2 Soldiers, 2 Artists, 2 Journeys” is a free art exhibit running until Aug. 1, 2021, at the Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center in Hendersonville. For more information visit: