OCTOBER 10, 2012
Honoring our veterans – artwork by Arizona military veterans on display at Arizona Art Alliance Gallery
Scottsdale Pavilions at Talking Stick Nov. 1 – 25
SCOTTSDALE – The Arizona Art Alliance and the Eternal Freedom Foundation of America, (EFFA) pay tribute to Arizona Military Veterans by hosting an art exhibit of Veterans’ Artwork at the Art Alliance Fine Art Gallery, (Scottsdale Pavilions at Talking Stick, 9011 E. Indian Bend, Suite E, Scottsdale, 85250) November 1 to 25. The 6,000 square foot gallery will host exhibits featuring art created by Veteran artists called “Honoring Our Veterans” and a second exhibit featuring the work of Art Alliance juried artists called “America-What a Great Country!”
Both will offer examples of art to reflect upon the freedoms Americans hold so dear. Also featured will be the EFFA sponsored traveling exhibit “Remember our Fallen”.
The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit art organization comprised of over 4,000 artists from 32 Arizona-based art groups. Founded by local artists in 2000, the Arizona Art Alliance is committed to the promotion and appreciation of fine art and the enrichment that art brings to the community. The Eternal Freedom Foundation of America is dedicated to acknowledging the sacrifices of our American military veterans. EFFA's mission is to assist those who, during active duty, have sustained physical and psychological wounds to achieve maximum fulfillment and joy in life through restoration of mind, body and soul. For additional information, please contact John Fontana, 602 369-2854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“In addition to the incredibly moving art work that will be displayed, we will announce the addition of a new Veterans outreach program addressing the issues of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),” Fontana explained. “Information on the program will be available throughout the exhibition.”
The North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce will lead a formal ribbon cutting ceremony November 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Among the dignitaries in attendance: Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, President Diane Enos of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale City Councilmember Bob Littlefield, the Honor Guard from Luke Air Force Base, and American Legion Riders of Post 29.
The Exhibition is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be an Artist Reception November 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Arizona Art Alliance. Located at the Scottsdale Pavilions at Talking Stick, 9011 E. Indian Bend, Suite E, Scottsdale, 85250. 602.870.7610, The Art Gallery is open daily Wednesday - Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The exhibits and ribbon cutting events are open to the public and members of the media. For more information see www.azartalliance.com