Portrait of a Veteran Photo Project Exhibit at the Fairmont Opera HouseA collection of more than 24 images from the on-going Portrait of a Veteran Photo Project are currently on display in the Arneson Gallery of Light upstairs in the Fairmont Opera House. During the past weekend (Sept.16 & 17), the Opera House celebrated it's 35 year anniversary of huge the renovation that turned the old theater into the performing arts and community showpiece it is today.
Many guests visited the gallery during the Friday and Saturday evening open house events to experience the local veteran's images.
Most who viewed the work were moved. One man fought back tears as he stared at a veteran's portrait. Another said looking at the faces of the veterans gave him chills up and down his arms. Others openly expressed gratitude for these local military heroes and the sacrifices and service they gave to our Country.
The exhibit continues through the first week of October 2016. The Gallery is open to the public weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm, and during public events and performances at the venue.
A big "Thank You!" to those individuals and businesses who helped make this exhibit possible with generous cash donations.
Images and Stories © 2016 Joseph Kreiss Photography.