'We the People' art show opens at Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery

  • Artist Tom Keenan's work titled "We the People Thank You for your service" is among 50 pieces of original art on display at the Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery. The show, held in partnership with Operation Support Our Troops-America, continues through Nov. 14.

    Artist Tom Keenan's work titled "We the People Thank You for your service" is among 50 pieces of original art on display at the Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery. The show, held in partnership with Operation Support Our Troops-America, continues through Nov. 14. Courtesy of Naperville Art League

  • Local artist Kip Pasta's work titled "9-11" is a highlight of the "We the People" exhibit now on display through Nov. 14 at the Naperville Fine Art Center and Gallery.

    Local artist Kip Pasta's work titled "9-11" is a highlight of the "We the People" exhibit now on display through Nov. 14 at the Naperville Fine Art Center and Gallery. Courtesy of Naperville Art League

 
Submitted by L. VanderKolk
Posted11/9/2020 12:37 PM

Naperville Art League's latest art show, "We the People … honoring veterans, active and reserve military" runs through Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery, 508 N. Center St. in Naperville.

Artists include Naperville Art League members, community artists, military, and military family participants.

 

Artists were invited to write a brief statement about their pieces. "The stories are so touching!," said Naperville Art League president Sally Sharp. "Respect and pride for America's military is evident. Some pieces, like a bust of a soldier done by his mother, and a collage of memorabilia, bring the viewer close to the emotions of the artists."

Naperville Art League holds a new art show each month.

"The schedule, which includes Veterans' Day this year, allowed us to open the submissions to everyone, young and old," Sharp said.

Art by the youth of our community includes a painted shoe depicting military events, and a crayon portrait titled "My Uncle is a Marine."

Nearly 50 pieces of original art by local artists are on display.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

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Admission is free. Face masks and social distancing are required.

The show is held in partnership with Operation Support Our Troops-America, which has a donation box at the gallery.

A list of supplies needed, several urgently needed, can be found at www.osotamericociala.org/comfort-and-care-package-program/products-needed.

Operation Support Our Troops-America has shipped over 1.9 million pounds of comfort and care items to troops serving in harm's way. To become a volunteer, call (630) 971-1150.

Naperville Art League is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization serving the community with art classes, Gallery exhibits, special events and more. Memberships are available.

The next show will be the "Gallery of Gifts" Holiday Show & Sale from Nov. 20 to Dec. 23.

Monetary donations are appreciated. For more information, contact www.napervilleartleague.com or call (630) 355-2530.

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