FALLBROOK–The Fallbrook Art Center will present the first Wounded Warrior and Veterans Exhibition honoring the men and women who have so tirelessly served in the military.
The exhibition features more than 50 works by adults and 20 works by elementary age students of military families stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton who attend Mary Fay Pendleton and San Onofre Schools, plus memorabilia loaned by regional veterans and their families. Also featured are books by local authors relating to the subject.
Adult works include photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media, blown glass, drawing, printmaking, woodworking, gourd art, and more. The works were created by professional artists who are veterans, by veterans who use art as therapy, and by artists who honor the service of veterans. Fallbrook artists contributing to the exhibition include Veterans Michael Evans, Jim Russell and Don Hambric. Also featured are works created through Turn Around For Vets, a program offered by the San Diego Woodturners and sculptures created through the Veterans Art Project, directed by Steve Dilley and the California Sculpture Academy on the campus of the Fallbrook School of the Arts.
The exhibit also features a way for those attending to honor friends and family by purchasing a star for $20 each (a tax-deductible donation). The stars are large enough to incorporate both a short message with a name. These stars will be placed throughout the gallery show.
SSgt Joseph S. Hoffman will represent Camp Pendleton and the Wounded Warrior Battalion (West) at the opening reception ceremony Saturday, June 27 at 5:45 p.m. He will make a few remarks and recognize the student artists with certificates of excellence.
The Fallbrook Art Center is located at 103 South Main at Alvarado in Fallbrook. For more information, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (760) 728-1414.