Dan Christoffel’s Solo Exhibit “Pieces of Yesterday”
January 31 – February 28, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, January 31, 2014 6-8pm
The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce the opening of Dan Christoffel’s solo exhibit: “Pieces of Yesterday” at the Main Street Petite Gallery. Everyone is invited to attend the opening reception of this significant collection of works on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 6-8pm.
“Pieces of Yesterday” celebrates the 2014 Black History Month’s theme“Civil Rights in America”, the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. These paintings and drawings, from the 1960s to the present, chronicle individuals who were and continue to be milestones in the battle for Civil Rights.
The artist, Dan Christoffel was present at the 1963 March on Washington and also, during the ’60s, a member of the 369th National Guard in Harlem. The intimate experiences of both the March and his participation in the National Guard in Harlem, where many of his fellow Guardsmen were veterans from WWII and Korea, profoundly influenced him to study and paint African American History. The works of art in this exhibition are a result of the artist’s involvement and commitment.
Dan Christoffel’s love and passion for history continues as an ongoing theme in his work. “Christoffel has become one of Long Island’s most recognized historical artists and manages to combine both his passion for history and his talent as a respresentational painter. His paintings are historical stories, not just portraits. They represent our country at times of change and promise.” Newsday – 2010