Harry Weber, the 2011 American Sport Art Museum and Archives’ (ASAMA) Sport Artist of the Year, Sculptor, will honor veterans who served their country with a special art exhibition on the United States Sports Academy’s campus at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November.
The Academy will honor the 235th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, while kicking off its annual campaign as a major drop-off point for Toys for Tots, with this exhibition. The Marines will recognize the Academy as one of the largest Toys for Tots collection sites in the region.
Weber will display a series of sketches depicting scenes from World War II, The Korean War, Desert Storm, the Iraq War, and the War in Afghanistan in an exhibit entitled “A Warrior’s Sketchbook.”
He also presented the Academy with a bronze statue of a soldier holding up an American flag, entitled “Wounded Warrior.” This sculpture is being donated in recognition of the Academy’s dedication to educating the nation’s wounded warriors.
Weber is donating the sketches featured in the art exhibit to ASAMA, and they will be sold with the proceeds going to the Academy’s Wounded Warrior scholarship program, which provides scholarships for those injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Founded in 1984, ASAMA, a division of the United States Sports Academy, is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of more than 1,500 works of sport art across a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints, and photographs.
The museum is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.