Blue and Gold Forever
"Blue and Gold Forever" Exhibit
A Collection of Naval Academy Images Tracking the Progression from Plebe to Ensign of 24th Company.
Location: Bean There Coffeehouse, 223 E. City Hall Ave. #101, Norfolk, VA http://www.facebook.com/beantherecoffeehouse
Dates: Now through July 31, 2014
The "anchor" piece for this exhibit began with a very special image... one that is particularly special to me in that it took four years of planning and a lot of luck to achieve (on my part) and many more years and lot of blood, sweat and tears (well, probably no tears but much agony and tremendous effort) on the part of my son, to arrive at this moment in time. For those who aren't as familiar with the Academy's traditions, at graduation, they not only graduate with their respective degrees, the Midshipman also are sworn in and commissioned as Ensigns in the United States Navy (or Second Lieutenants in the Unites States Marine Corps). As newly commissioned officers, they will never need their Midshipman covers again, and throw these up in the air en masse. Children rush the field to grab these coveted covers as they have the Midshipman's name in them, as well as money, treats, and/or little gifts taped to the inside of the covers. If you look closely at Blue and Gold Forever, you can see the items in the covers.
The following is a little about the awards the image has received:
In addition to Blue and Gold Forever, the exhibit also includes a series of Fine Art Mounted Prints, all of which are printed in full color on Fuji Pearl paper for dynamic look. The featured works include:
Plebes No More
Let me know what you think of the exhibit--and while you're there, be sure to enjoy the area's best coffee at Bean There (Seriously--it doesn't get any better!) I have another exhibit coming up soon in Virginia Beach. I will keep everyone posted.
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