Blanket of Protection is an exhibition recognizing and honoring the men and women who fought to protect our country during World War II, despite the racism that they endured. A group of Left of Center Gallery artists have come together to create artwork celebrating this important history. Through their paintings and writing, the artists offer insight to the emotions these individuals surely experienced as they gave of themselves to preserve the freedoms that they would never fully experience. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first Black military pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Flying missions throughout Europe and North Africa, they risked their lives to fight for a country engulfed in hatred against their race. Yet these brave men and women found something stronger inside themselves and became the heroes and heroines of their time. This exhibit is a tribute to them.
Left of Center Art Gallery is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the vision of Director Vicki Richardson. It is located in North Las Vegas yet serves the entire Southern Nevada community.
With artwork showing a diversity of style and media, LOC is administered and supported by artists and educators who are committed to advancing the arts and providing a setting for cultural exchange. LOC offers a wide spectrum of art experiences and events that reflect the diversity of the local community while also providing opportunities for artists from all over the country to share their work. Their goal is to make art more accessible to the surrounding neighborhoods by taking art to sites where it can enhance, educate, and bring a sense of local pride.
LOC is committed to encouraging art in public places and creating venues where the public can observe the steps of the creative process and encourage dialogue with individual artists. They represent an ethnically diverse group of members and resident artists. LOC holds the belief that the visual arts can serve as an education tool to help teach respect and understanding for all cultures.
On exhibit at Whitney Library from November 9, 2023 through January 23, 2024
Monday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM