Opening Reception for WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America by Mary Whyte
Friday, June 25, 2021
Lecture: 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. | Reception: 7 p.m. – 8:30- p.m.
Join us in celebrating a new exhibition with an opening reception in the galleries on Friday, June 25. Guests can enjoy this exclusive exhibition, WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America by Mary Whyte.
In 2010, American artist, author and teacher Mary Whyte set out on a mission to paint fifty large-scale watercolor portraits of what it means to be an American veteran today. Over seven years in the making, WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America took her across the United States to meet men and
women of all ages and from all walks of life, and paint some of our country’s truest patriots. Whyte’s WE THE PEOPLE, which includes portraits of a Missouri dairy farmer, Rhode Island lobsterman, Pennsylvania science teacher, South Carolina single mother, and 46 other moving works, is poised to become a national treasure honoring and connecting with men and women in uniform for generations to come.
The exhibition is accompanied by a 136 page book, containing 67 color and 50 black and white illustrations and published by University of South Carolina Press.