Lakeside Arts Park resident artist Jeanine Hill-Soldner presents Portraits and Memories: Legacies of Service. This exhibit has been in development for almost two decades. The title is a fusion of the Artists’ two most significant bodies of work Memories of an Era and Portraits of American Veterans Project. Combining the paintings presents a bold gesture and sweeping exhibition that brings together the Artist’s story and three generations of American veterans with their personal stories.
Both engaging and contemplative, the viewer will discover their own connections past and present with the veterans in their own lives. The legacies of service from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq are reminders of the sacrifices that veterans have made through the Century. The exhibit includes 24 life size oil portraits of local veterans and a selection of large oil paintings from Memories of an Era, which was featured on PBS and exhibited nationally in galleries and museums. Meet the Artist and attend her Talk at 6:30, and meet many of the veterans featured in the portrait exhibit.
I will write more about this show soon, but for now I must prepare all the paintings, statements, descriptions and brochures for the the exhibit and installation of the work starting on October 31.