Tampa Bay Veteran Art Exhibit

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Local Art Studio Teams With Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance to Honor Veterans And Celebrate the Art of Military Personnel and Supporters 

CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 11, 2012 - Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance (TBVA) is teaming up with local fine art printer and studio, Canvas Zoo, to celebrate the Art of Military Personnel and Supporters. Open to the public between Nov. 9 - 12, this show will feature the personal art created and collected by local veterans to raise awareness of The Florida Veterans Memorial.

The Florida Veterans Memorial (rendering attached) is a project of the TBVA to celebrate veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan, and The Cold War era. The memorial, designed by architect and deputy mayor of Belleair, Steven Fowler, will be located within Clearwater's Crest Lake Park; visible from Gulf-to-Bay/Route 60.  

Submit Art And Memorabilia

Veterans, family members and those with remembrances are encouraged to submit traditional and nontraditional pieces of art and memorabilia inspired by the military experience. Information on how to submit along with the submission form can be found on www.canvaszoo.com. Submissions are accepted until Oct. 31, 2012. For more information call Canvas Zoo (727) 797-1199.

Show Weekend

The exhibit will be open to the public beginning Friday evening, Nov. 9 - Monday Nov. 12 at Canvas Zoo.  Join us to learn the most up-to-date information on The Florida Veterans Memorial and share your stories. There will also be a chance to meet the artists and hear their stories, as well as become a part of this inspirational showcase. Check www.canvaszoo.com and www.facebook.com/canvaszoo for show times and updates of additional activities. 

TBVA is a Not-For Profit organization whose mission is to honor veterans past, present and future, through education, appreciation and assistance. For more information about the TBVA and the The Florida Memorial, visit: tampabayveteransalliance.org/news/memorial

Canvas Zoo is a fine art studio and printer that believes that people should surround themselves with art that makes their heart happy. Canvas Zoo is known nationwide for their quality photo restorations and canvas collages. 

Canvas Zoo is located at 1750 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater, Fla., 33765   

For more information please contact Jerri Menaul at Canvas Zoo (727) 797-1199, CustomerService@canvaszoo.com. Or visit, www.canvaszoo.com/tampabay-veteran-art-exhibit or www.facebook.com/canvaszoo 





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