Nationally-Acclaimed Veterans Portrait Project Opens on November 11
ATLANTA – November 10, 2017 – Tomorrow, on Veterans Day, the nationally-acclaimed Veterans Portrait Project by renowned photographer Stacy Pearsall will open as a special exhibition at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center.
The exhibition showcases personal portraits of veterans who have served in every conflict since World War II, created by wounded veteran and combat photographer Stacy Pearsall, who has traveled the country to capture the spirit of this community through more than 6,000 portraits.
“We are excited to announce that Delta Air Lines is joining The Home Depot Foundation as a co-sponsor of this important exhibition,” said Alvin Townley, director of corporate philanthropy and veterans programs at The Woodruff Arts Center. “Delta, which employs more than 10,000 veterans and 3,000 active service members, is an extraordinary and leading supporter of this group and institution. Working with two of our very best partners – Delta Air Lines and The Home Depot Foundation – to host the exhibition here at The Woodruff Arts Center allows everyone to be inspired by these courageous men and women, and Stacy Pearsall’s special ability to capture their spirit.”
The Woodruff Arts Center, which includes the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art, maintains a special commitment to veterans and military families. Partnering with presenting sponsors Delta Air Lines and the Home Depot Foundation to bring this engaging content to Georgians is a part of the Arts Center’s ongoing efforts to support veterans and active service members. The exhibition will be open to the public from November 11, 2017, through January 16, 2018.
“This Veterans Day, we honor the enduring courage of members of the military, veterans and their families by partnering with The Woodruff Arts Center to bring the Veterans Portrait Project to Atlanta,” said Tim Mapes, Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “Supporting active military and veterans is a key pillar of community engagement at Delta, and a vital part of our ongoing effort to give back in communities where we live, work and serve.”
Forty-four of Pearsall’s framed portraits will hang in The Woodruff Arts Center’s Beauchamp C. Carr Gallery (1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309) from November 11, 2017, through January 16, 2018. Families will have a first opportunity to experience the exhibition during Free Family Fun, a family festival presented for free by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art on Sunday, November 12 from 1 – 4 PM. To learn more and register for Free Family Fun, please click here.
Throughout the year, The Woodruff Arts Center provides veterans and military families access to exhibitions, performances and parking at no cost, thanks to the generosity of The Home Depot Foundation.
“The Veterans Portrait Project began as an emotionally cathartic, physically healing tool,” explains my country and when I could no longer serve in uniform, the VPP became an extension of my service. My new mission is to share the unique stories of military veterans and honor their service in a unique, creative way so their contributions to American military history are never lost.”
For images of Stacy Pearsall’s work and work with veterans, visit www.veteransportraitproject.com. Useable images are available here. To learn more about Delta’s other efforts for Veterans Day, visit: http://news.delta.com/.