Portraits of American Veterans Project
Artist Jeanine Hill-
Copyright © 2016 Jeanine Hill-
The mission of the Portraits of American Veterans Project is to represent veterans who have served in the US Military during foreign conflicts at home and abroad, chronicling their stories. Many of the men and women’s lives have been defined or shaped by war. Through the PAVP Jeanine Hill-
The paintings and stories represent a broad spectrum of US citizens via a powerful and well defined visual archive. Through collaborations with the Veterans Artist and community the PAVP thus becomes a self contained traveling exhibition. This will consist of a minimum of twenty 30" x 40" oil on canvas portraits with personal stories about each veteran. The traveling exhibit will reach communities across the US including those whose access to original art may be limited. I will present Artist Talks and lectures during the course of the exhibitions and create new opportunities for the public to engage in art making activities related to the exhibit thus creating new communities where art is the catalyst for understanding, healing and change.
A project of this scope would not be possible without a team of individuals. The artist Jeanine Hill-
The Portraits of American Veterans Project is created in collaboration with the Vet Art Project founded by Lisa Peacock, and the National Veterans Art Musuem.
The Vet Art Project creates opportunities for veterans and their family members to work in collaboration with artists from all disciplines to create new art about war for public performance and viewing. The goals of the Vet Art Project are to support our veterans, create stronger voices among our veterans, provide new opportunities for artists, and offer a venue to hear the voices of our veterans and artists and foster discussions about how war affects us all. The Vet Art Project is based on the belief that we must talk of war to think of peace, and an understanding that it is our veterans who will lead the way.
The future of our Armed Services and the future of our country will be integrally linked with how we take care of our veterans.— George Washington