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‘We the People…honoring veterans, active and reserve military’ art show is on display, open to the public

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Above / ” We the People…Thank You for your service,” is the title of the acrylic painting by artist Tom Keenan, now on exhibit at the Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery. (Photo provided by NAL)

Naperville Art League announces its latest art show, “We the People…honoring veterans, active and reserve military” is open to the public and runs through November 17 at the Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery, 508 N. Center Street, in Naperville.

Artists include Naperville Art League members, community artists, military, and military family participants. Artists were invited to write a brief statement about their pieces.

Naperville artist Hedy Dawson’s acrylic painting titled “Freedom” is on display at the Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery. (Photo provided by NAL)

“The stories are so touching!” said NAL president Sally Sharp. “Respect and pride for America’s military is evident. Some pieces, like a bust of a soldier done by his mother, and a collage of memorabilia, bring the viewer close to the emotions of the artists.”

Naperville Art League holds a new art show each month.

“The schedule, which includes Veterans’ Day this year, allowed us to open the submissions to everyone, young and old.”

Art by the youth of our community includes a painted shoe depicting military events, and a crayon portrait titled “My Uncle is a Marine.”

Nearly 50 pieces of original art by local artists are on display.

New exhibit at NAL Gallery also collection site for OSOT-America

Show hours are 10AM to 5PM Tuesdays through Fridays; 10AM to 4PM Saturdays. Admission is free of charge. Facemasks and social distancing are required.

The show is held in partnership with Operation Support Our Troops-America, which has a donation box at the Gallery. A list of supplies needed, several needed urgently, can be found at www.osotamericociala.org.  For instance, canned fruit (16 oz. or less, no glass, no fruit cups), Pouched Chicken or Tuna and individual cold drink mix (Gatorade, Propel, Lemonade Singles, etc.) are on the list of “urgently needed.” The non-food list includes much-needed items such as mouthwash (17 oz. or smaller), shampoo (16 oz or less), Band-Aids and pain-relief medications (Tylenol and Advil).

OSOT-America has shipped over 1.9 million pounds of comfort and care items to troops serving in harm’s way. To become a volunteer, call (630) 971-1150.

Find the Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery at 508 N. Center Street along Fifth Avenue. (PN File Photo)

Naperville Art League is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization serving the community with art classes, Gallery exhibits, special events and more. Memberships are available. Monetary donations are appreciated.

Follow local protocols for public safety.

For more information, contact www.napervilleartleague.com or call (630) 355-2530.

Submitted by Linda VanderKolk, Director of Marketing & Communications, Naperville Art League

 

 

 

 

 

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