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Photography Critique at the National Veterans Art Museum

Posted by Admin On September - 29 - 2014

Museum to host a free Critique Night on the first Friday of every month

CHICAGO, IL — The National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) invites the public to a monthly photography Wine and Critique hosted by internationally-exhibited photographer Warren Perlstein. Wine and Critique nights launch Friday, October 3, 2014, from 7­–10 p.m. at the National Veterans Art Museum, 4041 North Milwaukee Avenue.

The Wine and Critique offers a night of networking, laughter, a glass of wine (or something non-alcoholic) and critiques with a group of industry experts and photo enthusiasts. Participants are both professionals and amateurs who share their knowledge and expertise of photography as art, personal expression, and as business. Many Wine and Critique participants share their photo equipment suggestions, sites to photograph, meet-ups, and other photography events as well. The Wine and Critique also will host a themed contest each month.

There is no charge for this event but participants are asked to bring and share a bottle of wine or something to eat or drink. Participants can display up to 3 images (prints no larger than 11×14 in.) or digital JPEG files 1MB or less on a flash drive for a fun evening of learning more about photography and to watch images evolve.

This event is moderated by Warren Perlstein, a photographer with more than 40 years of experience in commercial, industrial, architectural, and special event photography; www.perlsteinphoto.com. He is also an advisor and instructor of photography at Chicago Photography Center; www.chicagophoto.org.

About Warren Perlstein
Perlstein was co-curator and major contributor of photographs for the American Indian Center of Chicago’s “50 Years of Powwow” photo exhibition, which the Field Museum is currently traveling internationally. His work is featured in the book “50 Years of Powwow,” published by Arcadia Press. He curated the exhibit “First Exposure,” photography from the American Indian Center’s 57th annual powwow and co-curated “I Love Ink” and “Tattoo II,” photography exhibits of the art of tattoo at the Chicago Photography Center.

At this time, Perlstein’s photography is exhibited in Washington DC, at the National Museum of the American Indian, and in various Smithsonian publications. He has been shown in Chicago’s Field Museum, Chicago History Museum, the Illinois State Museum Art Galleries, Chicago Photography Center, and Trickster Gallery in Schaumburg, IL.

About the National Veterans Art Museum
In October of 1981, a group of Vietnam veterans put together an exhibition of artwork based on their war experiences. The success of that show led to the establishment of the Vietnam Veterans Art Group. Fifteen years later, with a building donated, the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum was launched. In 2003, the museum began accepting work by veterans of all conflicts and, in 2010, changed its name to the National Veterans Art Museum. The museum made its home in Portage Park in 2012.

The National Veterans Art Museum, located at 4041 N Milwaukee Avenue, inspires greater understanding of the real impact of war with a focus on Vietnam. The museum collects, preserves and exhibits art inspired by combat and created by veterans. It is home to more than 2,500 works of art by more than 270 artists. Personal narratives and artistic representations of war (including paintings, photographs, sculptures, poetry, and music) provide transformative learning opportunities in art, history, and civics and enables programming for veterans and their families and for the community at large. The NVAM offers guided tours, teacher resources, workshops for students and student groups, and family-focused interactive programs. Creative community workshops take place the second Saturday of every month. The museum offers a free after-school drop-in arts education program every Friday.

For more information, visit www.nvam.org or call 312-326-0270.

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