Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Vet Art Project Family Theater Program

Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake hosted the Vet Art Project program: Family Theater and Potluck on Saturday November 21. What an honor for the Lakeside to play host for this innovative and healing program. Many thanks to the Board and Staff of the LLAP.

Four of my completed Portraits of American Veterans Project paintings. left to right: Charles McHenry is a WW II and Korean War veteran, Matt Ping is an Afghanistan war veteran, Adam Navarro is a Kosovo conflict veteran and Louie is WW II veteran. These are some of the finest individuals I have ever met and feel honored that I have the opportunity to depict their image in my art.

Potluck dinner with Vet Art Project friends in the Sage Gallery at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park."

"Snapshots and Memories" is a 6' x 9' triptych which is part of my "Memories of an Era" body of work, which is now on temporary loan to the National Veterans Art Musem in Chicago, I borrowed these for the exhibit during November. If you would like to exhibit "Memories of an Era" the exhibit is availble from the National Veterans Art Museum.

Lisa Rosenthal who is founder of the Vet Art Project is seated at the left and David Faigin is second, I'm seated in the far back on right with my son Alex and husband Keith on my left. This was a wonderful evening friend friends, old and new, witnessing and sharing veterans' stories. Thank you Lisa and Jessa Carlstrum for the Vet Art Project!

Jeanine (me), Lisa and David in my studio. Behind Lisa is my storage area where many years of intense work, in the form of oil paintings and mixed media sculptures are stored for future exhibitions and prospective sales.

Frances Mai-Ling plays the piano while I listen. We're in the Dole Gallery with an exhibit of paintings and photographs from the National Veterans Art Museum in the background.

Sharon Sprenger performs an inspiring yoga "dance" with David Sarkis playing his enchanting guitar tunes. Thank you David and Sharon, you made the evening so very special!