When Art Meets First-Hand Accounts of U.S. Veterans, History Springs to Life
Using storytelling and art, the EVAC Project bridges the gap between civilians and veterans by documenting, interpreting & preserving veterans’ stories. Participating veterans included service from World War II through the Post 9/11 period, and all five branches of the military. Veterans told their stories once, but the experience spreads through time and space because of EVAC’s exhibitions. Participating artists from across the country used a variety of printmaking techniques, including etching, seriography, relief, engraving, mezzotint and more.
EVAC curators interviewed veterans about their experiences, and artists made an edition of prints based on their interpretation of those stories. The prints are exhibited with excerpts from the interviews.
EVAC gives glimpses into real people’s lived experiences and creates an environment for a viewer that invites a genuine understanding and engagement. The process of storytelling and interpretation central to EVAC makes it a project uniquely positioned to promote empathy from multiple groups – the artist and viewer for the veteran’s experience, and the veteran for the artist’s realization of their stories.
American Frame is proud to host the EVAC Project November 5th through November 30th. A reception and silent auction will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday November 9th, with a silent auction running until 7 p.m.
Reserve your spot by calling 419.887.8030.
About American Frame
Founded in 1973 as a mail-order custom frame company, American Frame is now the country’s premier supplier of custom picture frames, mat boards, DIY framing supplies, and fine art printing services. The American Frame Showroom and Gallery hosts fine art exhibits, framing classes, artist lectures, charity functions, and other special events. American Frame is a WBENC woman-owned business.