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Forget Me Not – Exhibit Opening and Artist Reception
November 3, 2018 @ 10:30 pm - 12:30 amFree
Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of our newest group exhibition Forget Me Not, with a reception on Saturday, November 3 from 6:30–8:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
The Forget Me Not exhibit is an exploration of art produced by three generations of American veteran-artists, to mark the centenary of Armistice Day and in celebration of Veterans Day. In remembrance of these occasions, we wish to honor these veterans for their sacrifices and military service by showcasing their talents here in the gallery.
The works on display explore the personal narratives of 21 veteran-artists from disperse communities, focusing on their unique perspectives and practices of visual culture. The exhibit is designed to give an in-depth look into the way these artists decided to utilize the art-making processes to attain various personal goals. These range from choosing art for its ability to heal by expressing what words cannot, thus providing a positive outlet for those dealing with PTSD; the chronicling and communicating of complex veteran experiences that encourages conversations with a larger public audience; to the usage of art as a platform for bringing a fresh perspective to who they are as individuals; and the development of a personal creative practice unrelated to service or military culture.
Within the context of the exhibition, visitors can view an array of works such as photography, ceramics, printmaking, illustration, paintings, sculpture and a site-specific installation, with diverse themes that span the controversial gamut of war related subjects to stridently anti-war reflections.
We feel the exhibit is a meaningful opportunity to remember our veterans for their service, but also show appreciation and support for their artistic expressions, while affording a venue where they can share ideas that strengthen the ties between themselves and the general public through their art.
Artists featured:Michael Aschenbrenner, Shawn Auguston, Zachariah Benson, Theodore Berkowitz, Paul Bouchard, Robert Breur, James S. Frankel, Vincent Gianni, Jenn Hassin, Brian Higbee, Christopher Hungerman, Monty Little, Drew Matott, Ty Nicholson, Walt Nygard, Jonathan Gavin Patterson, Ehren Tool, Dayi Wise, Ryan Roa, Vincent Romaniello, and Abraham Hernandez Romero.
For more information regarding, Forget Me Not or the Ann Street Gallery, contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146, vwalsh@annstreetgallery, or visit www.annstreetgallery.org.
The exhibition was curated by Virginia Walsh and will be on view through Saturday, January 5, 2019.