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ABOUTFACE: Special Reception and Artists’ Talk
August 10, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFREE
Join us to celebrate five years of Contra Costa Veterans creating self-portraits. Hear Veterans tell their stories and talk about their work. Featuring Guitars for Vets performing!
ABOUTFACE brings together Veteran self-portraits from the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County’s ABOUTFACE program. Over 100 self-portraits are presented, for the first time bringing together the numerous ABOUTFACE works created over multiple years of the program. Collectively the pieces form a ‘unit’ that represents the varied stories of Veterans transitioning from military to civilian life.
The program is sponsored by Returning Vets of Diablo Valley, Concord Vet Center, Diablo Valley College, California Watercolor Association, Contra Costa Library & AC5.
Images (left-right, top-bottom): Portraits by Michael Clement (US Army 1986-1991), Derrick Love (US Marines 1997-2017), Marisa Diaz (US Army 2005-Present), Matt Pruett, Jim Hardy (US Army 1969-1970), Ryan Berg (US Marines 2009-2017), Al Bernard Alvarez (US Air Force, US Navy 1956-1986), Dedan Kimathi (US Marines 1967-1968), Dr. Felisa Gafney (US Air Force Psychologist), Raymond J. Brown (US Army 1982-1985, National Guards 1985-2002)