WAPAKONETA — “The Smile Lines Project” will be on display at the Riverside Art Center, 3 W. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta, from Friday, Nov. 6 to Saturday, Nov. 28. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
A reception with Columbus-based artist Suzanne Shea Gallagher will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.
The project includes 40 paintings of veteran volunteers smiling, along with a statement from each veteran.
Host: Riverside Art Center
Contact at RAC: Deb Fischer 567-259-7203
Exhibit Name: The Smile Lines Project
Exhibit Dates: November 6-28, 2020
Meet the Artist Reception Date & Time: November 14 11am - 2pm
Cost: Free and Open to the Publice
Artist Name: Suzanne Shea Gallagher
Sponsor - AIP Logistics Wapakoneta, Ohio
Thank you for sharing this exhibit.
This is an exciting November as we welcome The Smile Lines Project, a Columbus, Ohio born non-profit platform that uses the arts to celebrate the resiliency of the human spirit, the healing power of a mentor and the fierceness in a smile. The suicide rate of our Armed Service personnel was not ok with artist Suzanne Shea Gallagher. She decided to use a form of mentoring and positive psychology in a traveling exhibition of 40 paintings. This art is a living exhibition of Veteran volunteers who, Suzanne asked to share the hills and valleys in their individual smiles. All volunteers for this project were simply thriving while others have not.
The artist wanted to know why, how and share that knowledge. At the conclusion of the exhibition around the country each painting will be returned to the model with gratitude.
The Smile Lines Project is vibrant, colorful, profound art created to combat horrific loss of life. It is a platform to celebrate Resiliency.
Each piece of art is 11 x 14 matted and framed with a personal statement from each Veteran.
Please help us welcome Artist, Suzanne Shea Gallagher to Wapakoneta and Riverside Art Center!
Exhibit - Friday November 6th 10am - November 28th 5pm
Reception - Meet the artist November 14th 11am - 2pm
She may stop by a day or two prior to the reception and paint outside the art center!