The USO, famous for bringing entertainment and aid to troops for decades, has published a little something about us! Thank you to Samantha Quigley and the rest of the editors at the USO’s magazine, On Patrol, for posting news about my collaboration with sculptor Christopher Wagner focused on combat veterans. Our two-media portraits are on display on Vashon Island, Washington, just across Puget Sound from Seattle, until February 26.
Here’s a virtual tour around the bend at the current stop for Between Here and There, my 2014 collaboration with sculptor Christopher Wagner, on display on Vashon Island, Washington, until the end of February 2015. (Click here for details.)
Christopher shot these photos while we did the tech run on our speech and slide show. We were thrilled not just to see this room fill up right after these pics were taken, but also to answer so many excellent questions.
Thanks to Janice Mallman and the crew who hung and lit the show—an inviting oasis of warm in the Pacific Northwest winter. I enjoyed the play of shadows on the walls and podiums from Christopher’s sculpted hands and legs.
Big thanks to all who came to share good food and hear us speak about this project!
Between Here and There, our series of ten sculptures and ten paintings of combat veterans, is on the road. Next stop, Vashon Island, Washington, just across Puget Sound from Seattle. Sculptor Christopher Wagner and I are trucking the portraits up midweek, and we’ll be there for a talk and reception starting Friday, February 6, at 5:30pm. Snacks and drinks of course, to go with what the people on the island call the Gallery Cruise. (I’m happy to repeat that nautical pun.)
A few of our veterans also plan to be there, so it should be a good time to talk about what all this posing and painting and sculpting meant to us.
In the mean time, here’s a happy interview with me and Chris to give you the gist of what we think we did: http://vashonalliedarts.org/gallery/february/
Vashon Allied Arts, 19704 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island, Washington