Friday, April 24, 2009

Coast Guard Art at MOA

Contact: Thomas Spagnol (252) 335-1453

(Elizabeth City, NC) A selection of artwork from the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program will be featured at the Museum of the Albemarle beginning Saturday, May 16. This selection, entitled From Lights to Flight: United States Coast Guard Art Collection, tells the stories in art of the many missions the Coast Guard performs daily. The works educate diverse audiences about Coast Guard missions and recounts the service’s history including our nation’s beginning to modern day conflicts including Operation Iraqi Freedom.

A sister exhibit entitled: Art from Our Guardians, also opening on Saturday, May 16, tells the history of the U.S. Coast Guard through a variety of artwork from photos, to paintings, figurines, and sculpture. Three local artists, Billy E. Richardson, Doug Lane and David Lawson are featured in the exhibit.

Coming Oct. 3, 2009, the Museum of the Albemarle will open a new more comprehensive exhibit on the United States Coast Guard. The exhibit: Out of the Blue: Coast Guard Aviation, will feature artifacts and graphics from the early Revenue Cutter Service, World War I, and the US Coast Guard in the Albemarle region.

For more information about this exhibit, contact the Museum of the Albemarle at 252-335-1453.

To learn more about the Coast Guard Art Program, visit their website at

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252) 335-1453. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties, the museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums, Department of Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina. Treasure NC Culture.

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