Call of Duty is dedicated to the men and women who answered their nation’s call to serve on either the front lines or the home front during World War II, and will feature photographs, stories, military artifacts and original works of art.
The highlight of the exhibition is a large intertwining timeline of the Pacific and European campaigns, as well as significant events from the Kansas home front mixed in. Also featured are a handful of local Kansans who served, and the contribution that Kansas made to the war effort.The efforts at home, such as scrap drives, victory gardens, war production—including a morale-boosting USO dance—will be featured throughout the gallery.
Opening Reception & First Friday Artwalk
Friday | November 4 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM | Sabatini Gallery
Wednesday | November 9 | 11:00 AM | Sabatini Gallery
In the spirit of the USO, stop in the Gallery for a pick-me-up: good conversation, coffee and donuts in honor of Veterans Day.
First Friday Artwalk & USO Dance
Friday | December 2 | 6:00 PM
Join us for the “second” First Friday Artwalk for a little jumpin’ and jivin’. Sounds of the 40s provided by the Topeka Big Band. Dancing permitted!
Red Cross “Holiday Mail for Heroes”
November 4 – December 7 | Sabatini Gallery
The Sabatini Gallery is teaming up with the Red Cross to send season’s greetings from Kansas to troops serving overseas. Take a seat at our 1940s-era kitchen table, design a postcard for a service member and drop it in the “mailbox”. Your art and message will be sure to brighten our troops’ day. Call 785-580-4515 for more info.
Red Cross “Comfort Kit” Drive
November 4 – December 16 | Library Rotunda
Our local veterans don’t always have everything they need, from toothpaste and shaving cream, to winter gloves and other personal items. We’re teaming up with the Kansas Red Cross to collect basic necessities for our area veterans—both men and women—and to make their wish lists come true. Call 785-580-4515 for more info.
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