Kids in Vietnam - 1971 Main Street Art presents Kids in Vietnam – 1971; A Photography Exhibit by Fred Vigeant at Main Street Art, 75 Main Street, Newfields, NH. Opening reception is November 11 from 5-7pm, the exhibit runs until December 1. There will be two Art Talks on November 12 - at 11am and 3pm - where Fred will discuss his experience and process. The opening reception, art talks, and exhibit are free to the public, however your generous donations will ensure Main Street Art can continue to offer exhibits like this to the public. You can make a donation at Main Street Art or via the Paypal Donation button.
Main Street Art is excited to bring photographer Fred Vigeant from Stratford, CT to showcase his photographs from his time serving in Vietnam. Fred went on active duty in April 1970 and was sent to Chu Lai, Republic of Viet Nam in January 1971, as a member of the 23rd (AMERICAL) Infantry Division. He was assigned to be Information officer of the Americal Division Artillery. Among his subsequent additional assignments were civic action officer and recreation officer.
He was responsible for photographing and issuing press releases on soldier promotions, education, awards and other notable achievements within his unit. He additionally had the opportunity to photograph community efforts, including the Medical Civic Action Program and support efforts at local orphanages.
He returned to the United States in November, 1971, with the stand down of the division. Two years ago, he began scanning his Viet Nam negatives and posting some on Facebook which led to this exhibit.
Kids in Vietnam - 1971 will run until December 1.
Coming Soon to the MSA Gallery
December 8 - December 29 - MSA Small Works Show This is a departure from our usual exhibitions, as it focuses on small works for sale. It is scheduled to open on December 8, and run until Christmas. This is a great show to attend for those looking for small gifts for the holidays season. We will be keeping the gallery open extended days/hours.
January 12 - February 3 - Art Among Us Meet the artists of the MSA family. This show features work from staff, teachers, and board members at Main Street Art.