Setauket, NY - August 11, 2014 - County Legislator Kara Hahn and Gallery North are pleased to present Thank You for Your Service: An Artistic Tribute to Our Military. Experience the life of a soldier through the arts as veterans are provided the opportunity to share their stories.
“Every Veteran has a story to tell that has been shaped by their unique experiences and perspectives,” said Legislator Hahn. “In sharing these truly personal stories through artistic mediums, we hope to honor the service and sacrifice that each has made to safeguard our Nation.”
“For many, it is difficult to share the military experience through interviews and other traditional forms of media,” said Judith Levy, Director of Gallery North. “We believe this will be a unique and impressionable experience for not only our guests, but for the veterans themselves who can share their stories through their chosen mediums.”
Artists, who have served in the military, are invited to submit work which can include anything from tattoos and poetry, to music and paintings. Please note, Carrie Weston Studios, a veteran owned and operated photography studio in East Northport, will be photographing portraits of veterans with their tattoos.
Thank You for Your Service will run from November 14, 2014 through November 19, 2014 at The Bates House, Setauket, NY. Join us for the Opening Reception Friday, November 14, 5-7:30pm.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and needed to ensure the success of this exhibition. For more information please call Gallery North at (631) 751-2676 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Gallery North
Gallery North showcases the vibrant creativity of artists and craftspeople from Long Island and nearby areas. The not-for-profit gallery presents original exhibitions, community events, arts in healthcare and educational programs throughout the year.
Established in 1965, Gallery North focuses on contemporary art in a variety of media: painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, glass, metal and fiber. Exhibits explore the diversity and vitality of the arts on Long Island, while classes, workshops, excursions, talks and annual festivals involve community members in the lively process of making art.
Located in the historic Setauket area, Gallery North’s pleasant campus welcomes art lovers, collectors and artists, offering interest and insight for visitors to appreciate and participate in the many forms of art.
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