Live Event with Artist Kay Smith
02/08/2014
10:30 AM To 12:00 PM
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Artist Kay Smith will discuss her painting Red Tails Escorting the B17s and provide insight into the research, including interviews with veterans, that inspired her work. Attendees are welcome to tour the Pritzker Military Library following the discussion.
 

The Tuskegee Airmen RED TAILS Escorting the B17s
Live Discussion with Artist Kay Smith
Event Date: 02/08/2014   Members – $5; Guests – $10.
Event Time: 10:30 AM To 12:00 PM
Event Category: Public Event
Event Sponsor:   Lincoln Park Village  773-248-8700
Event Location:   Pritzker Military Museum  & Library
                           104 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60603

Event Description:
Artist Kay Smith will discuss her painting Red Tails Escorting the B17s and provide insight into the research, including interviews with veterans, that inspired her work. Attendees are welcome to tour the Pritzker Military Library following the discussion.

 

Sponsor: http://lincolnparkvillage.org/event/the-tuskegee-airmen-discussion-with-artist-kay-smith   773-248-8700
   Web: http://PritzkerMilitary.org
 email: Questions@KaySmithArtist.com
  Web: http://kaysmithartist.com/Kay-Smith-2-8-14_Live-Event.htm
   PDF: http://kaysmithartist.com/pdf/KaySmith-Event.pdf

  In Citizen Soldier, Stephen Ambrose wrote " The world's greatest democracy fought the world's greatest racist with a segregated army".

The Tuskegee Airmen had to fight for the right to fight for victory overseas while simultaneously fighting for victory against racism at home. 
Link to more about Kay Smith's
Red Tails painting of the Tuskegee Airman
for the Pritzker Military Library
  Artist Kay Smith will discuss how her painting "Red Tails Escorting the B17s" commissioned by the Pritzker Military Museum  & Library reveals these stories.  She will provide insight into her research, her interviews with veterans that inspired her work and how aerial perspective required for painting airplanes in the sky was almost "a bridge too far" for her brush to reach. 

A brief Q&A session will follow the discussion and attendees are welcome to tour the library afterwards.
 
“Kay Smith’s new painting Red Tails Escorting the B-17s is a perfect centerpiece for the Pritzker Military Library’s Oral History Room, named in honor of Tuskegee Airman 1st Lt. Coleman T. Holt,” said Pritzker Military Library president and CEO Kenneth Clarke. “As an institution dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of the citizen soldier, we applaud Kay’s passion for telling the s tory of our military through her art.”   Pritzker-Military-Library