PORT CLYDE — Barbara Prey’s iconic 9/11 painting “Patriot” is currently on exhibit in the Ambassador’s Office at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. The painting is part of her 9/11 series painted in Maine in response to 9/11. She will sign a print release of “Patriot” and her other 9/11 painting “Gallantly Streaming,” currently on exhibition in the lobby of the U.S. Mission to the U.N., Sunday, Aug. 8, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Barbara Prey Projects, 855 Port Clyde Road.
Sales of the “Patriot” print will benefit Tuesday’s Children. Tuesday’s Children was formed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. More than 3,000 children lost a parent in the attacks, the average age was eight. Tuesday’s Children provides a lifetime of healing for families who have been forever changed by terrorism, military conflict or mass violence.
“As we near the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I am pleased to support Tuesday Children. My hometown lost 43 people in the attacks, and I’m very proud of my childhood friends and neighbors who stepped in to build this now international organization which has touched so many lives over the years and continues to do so,” said Prey.
Also available at the signing are other recent print releases including “Fibonacci’s Workshop,” which just entered the collection of The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and a new print release of her Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art commissioned painting “MASS MoCA: Building 6.” MASS MoCA commissioned Prey to paint the largest watercolor in the world for their recently opened new building. Her annual exhibit, “What a Long Strange Road It’s Been,” runs through Labor Day at Barbara Prey Projects. There is an opening reception Saturday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. celebrating her 45 years painting in Maine. There will also be a book signing with the artist of the newly released “Barbara Prey: Paintings from Quarantine” and “Barbara Prey MASS MoCA: Chronicle of a Museum Commission” at 4 p.m. that day.
As one of the key figures of 21st century landscape painting, Prey was appointed by the President of the United States to the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Arts. Members are chosen for their established record of distinguished service and achievement in the arts.
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