Veteran’s Day art show will help furnish homes for formerly homeless residents —
December 16, 2017

Veteran’s Day art show will help furnish homes for formerly homeless residents

Pose, acrylic on canvas by Brian Dubreuiel

The Austin Visual Arts Association, a nonprofit arts organization, will present an exhibition featuring art created by U.S. military veterans to celebrate Veterans Day. The opening event for the show will take place on November 10, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. and the art will remain on display and for sale from November 11(Veterans Day) until December 2. The exhibition will be at the Austin Art Space Gallery, 7739 Northcross Dr., Suite Q. Attendance is free. Art Space Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 11 – 6 p.m.

“This show provides an opportunity for people to see and own art work created by very talented veteran artists,” said Chris Van Loan Sr., the curator of the show and U.S. Army Veteran. “We also want the public to know that the art will not be military themed, because we veterans have a wide range of talents and interests beyond our service to our country.”

The event will also allow the public and veteran artists to give back to the community as 20 percent of all proceeds from the sale of art will go to the Austin Furniture Bank. The Austin Furniture Bank is a non-profit organization that provides basic furnishings and household necessities to help formerly homeless persons transform their newly-acquired empty dwellings into homes.

Austin Visual Arts Association programs are supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

More information available at avaaonline.org.

 

Photo caption: Pose, acrylic on canvas by Brian Dubreuiel

 

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