Saturday, June 05, 2004
Annette Polan, Associate Professor at the Corcoran College of Art and a well known portrait painter is gathering together a group of artists to pay tribute to the American soldiers, sailors, aircrews and Marines who have died in Iraq since the beginning of the war.
Inspired by "Faces of the Fallen," photographs of U.S. casualties published periodically in the Washington Post, Annette passes that she wants a meaningful memorial to the sons, daughters, husbands and wives lost in this war.
As a veteran, I also believe that this is a touching way to honor those who have offered the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our nation.
These faces of America will be portrayed by a group of 100 artists – some well known, others still students. Each artist will contribute about 10 portraits. The finished work, drawings, paintings and collages on 6"x 8" canvasses will be exhibited in Washington in late October. The images have been assigned randomly to the artists according to the day on which the casualty occurred.
A website is currently being established so that families of these heroes can post stories and also view finished portraits.
For more info contact Annette Polan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.537.2908