Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Intalling the Portraits of American Vetereans with Alex and Barbara

In early March my son Alex was home from Southern Illinois University on spring break, this was  perfect timing for him to assist me in the installation of 16 paintings from Portraits of American Veterans Project at the McHenry County Mental Health Board Lobby/Gallery in Crystal Lake.  The space is great for showing art and thanks to Barb Iehl, Community Outreach Coordinator for the MCMHB,  there is a professional hanging system that shows off art at it's best.
Here's Alex, I'm so glad he's tall and can reach the top of the hangers for adjustment.  This is the hall off of the main lobby.
Alex and me with two of the portraits.
Here I am with Barbara Iehl in front of portraits depicting my sister Sharon and Anna Hauge.
The exhibit was in place for a workshop on Friday April 5 for Behavioral Health Specialist from the Northwest Chicago region who work with Veterans.  The presenters for the day where highly esteemed members of the National Guard, Marine Corps who work with the special needs of Veterans.  I spoke briefly about my work at the beginning of the day long workshop.  I learned a lot and met some wonderful people who do so much good in our communities.  I am grateful that my work is showing where it will be seen by many people who may rarely if ever have an opportunity to view original art.
"Portraits of American Veterans Project" will be on exhibit at the McHenry County Mental Health Board through May 2013.