Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Portraits of American Veterans: A Continuing Dialogue" Exhibit by Jeanine Hill-Soldner

November 3- 24, 2010
Artist Reception: Friday November 5, 2010 5:30- 9:00 p. m

Sage Gallery and Dole Mansion Gallery
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p. m.
Info: 815-455-8000
“Portraits of American Veterans Project; was created by Jeanine Hill-Soldner as a continuation of her work with art about war and veterans. The exhibit incorporates original oil paintings of local American Veterans with photographs and stories about the veterans told in their own words. The veterans meet with the artist in her studio for an interview, a photo shoot and sketching session before the paintings begins. This project is in the second phase of representing American Veterans in narrative context where the paintings and stories provide a visual dialogue, and a connection between the viewer and the veteran. Ms. Hill-Soldner plans to include veterans of all ages, both men and women. The second phase of the project will exhibit in November 2010 in the Sage Gallery, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake.

In addition to the art by Ms. Hill-Soldner there will be an exhibit of art from participating veterans in the Vet Art Project Chicago, and Chicago area veterans. Ms. Hill-Soldner is co-curating the show with Army veteran Edgar Gonzalez Beaza. The art will be by veterans from wars in Vietnam, Kosovo, First Gulf War, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This art will exhibit in the historic Dole Mansion Gallery. Meet the artists.

There will be a special performance by contemporary classical pianist Frances Mai Ling and Kit Valentine during the artist reception.

Algonquin artist Jeanine Hill-Soldner was born in Quantico, Virginia and raised in a military family. The artist has become known for her innovative style and strong, dynamic lyrical and figurative works. She is an award winning artist with a MA in Art Education from University of Illinois, Champain. The artist’s many exhibits include the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, Museum of Fine Art, Florida State University, and during October – November 2009 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He art has been featured in many publications and the artist’s profile was featured on a PBS television documentary. Ms. Hill-Soldner is owner of Soldner Fine Art Studio in the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake

Free and open to the public to this with a special invitation to veterans and their families.
Contact: Jeanine Hill- Soldner
Home: 847-854-6651
Cell: 224- 522- 4068

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