“Local Color” National Veteran Artist Collective Exhibit


LocalColor_ArtsPart_120524-ehren-tool_0012The much-anticipated upcoming exhibition “Local Color” from New York will feature Ehren Tool and members of the Dirty Canteen, a national veteran artist collective.

Installations from the collective will give the viewer an idea of what our soldiers are going through as they try to return to civilian life and what ‘getting back to normal’ feels like for soldiers.

The challenges they face are extreme and the general public can become aware of these issues by viewing the exhibition. The Dirty Canteen’s, including Ehren Tool, Berkeley, Mike Dooley and Giuseppe Pellicano, Chicago, Jesse Albecht, Iowa City, and Thomas Dang, Glendale will be exhibiting new work.

Local Color also invites regional artists and veterans to submit one piece of art for the upcoming exhibition Friday and Saturday June 14 and 15th between 11am – 2pm at the Escondido Municipal Gallery. The exhibition has an emphasis on clay and ceramic mediums, but is open to all media. Entry fee is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. The Escondido Municipal Gallery is located at 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido 92025. www.escondidoarts.org

Local Color will open July 12 through August 3, 2013. An opening reception with the artists will be Saturday, July 13 from 5:30 -8:00pm.

“I was so enamored with Ehren Tool’s ceramic installations in LA at the Craft and Folk Art Museum; it was the most powerful ceramic statement I have ever seen.   I knew at that moment EAP had to bring him to San Diego” – from the EAP executive director, Wendy Wilson

What is life like for our returning soldiers?  This exhibition will give viewers a good idea of what our soldiers are overcoming in order to return to ‘normal.’   Ehren makes hundreds of ceramic cups which he freely breaks as he talks about how he misses the friends he lost in the Gulf war.  You get the idea that the cups symbolize all of the friendships and relationships gained and lost during wartime.

Exhibiting Artists links:
Ehren Tool: http://www.ceramicsnow.org/page/19

Dirty Canteen Veteran collective: http://www.dirtycanteen.com/

Mike Dooley: http://mikedooley.tv/2012/11/frustration/

Giuseppe: http://www.laboratoriodigiuseppe.com/current-works.html

Jesse Albrecht: www.jessealbrecht.com

Thomas Dang: http://www.dangthomas.com/

Escondido Arts Partnership – Escondido Municipal Gallery
262 East Grand Avenue

Escondido, California 92025