FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Rivera
Director of Human Resources & Veterans’ Affairs
212.582.0341 Exts. 273
Fountain Gallery Presents “THE VETERANS’ VISION”
Fine Art by Veterans: Albert Areizaga; Sheraton Dean; Mark Etienne & Britten Walker Art by Gold Star Family: Kathyn Cross & Emily Cross
November 7 – November 11, 2013
Opening Reception: November 7, 6-8 p.m.
NEW YORK CITY – Fountain Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue and representing artists with mental illness, announces “The Veterans’ Vision”, the first ever Veterans’ Art show at the Fountain Gallery showcasing four Veterans and one Gold Star Family.
The Veteran’s Vision: Fine Art by Veteran artists and a Gold Star family; will open with a Reception on November 7, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m., and continue through November 11th. Gallery Hours This Event Only: Thursday 11AM – 8PM; Friday - Saturday 11am-7pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm & Closing Day, Monday 12PM – 5PM.
“Speaking with the Artists, listening to their stories and looking at how each expressed their vision through art, allowed me to experience the essence of their passion – each piece of art with a soul ... an evolving array of emotions ... a sense of freedom”, said Director of Human Resources & Veterans’ Affairs, Jennifer Rivera, who organized the exhibition. “The Veteran Artists offer through art their expression of life transformed during and after serving. The Gold Star family expresses through their art the ultimate transcendence of life, through the journey of the loss of a son and brother."
The works presented in this exhibition range from abstract acrylic on oil, stainless steel on canvas, realism, illustrations, photography and 3D photography constructions. All artists started out as being self-taught then went on to study some form of fine arts – leading up to “The Veterans’ Vision”.