We are pleased to partner with the 14th Street Y to present this year’s art show “Peace Corps Creates…Art By Returned Volunteers.” The show will be on display in the Y’s lobby gallery from March 7th to April 11th.
Each artist spent at least two years overseas in service to their country as Peace Corps Volunteers. Whether they worked in education, community development or public health – Peace Corps service is a life-changer and a deeply formative experience. We invite you to meet one of our artists from this year’s show below.
Neil Landreville is a registered nurse from Jackson Heights. He served as a TB health worker in Peace Corps Korea in the 1970s. He retired from a 30 year career at Elmhurst Hospital in 2013. Since then he has spent time off and on as a health volunteer in Africa. Peace Corps opened the door for Neil to experience the world. Drawing is one way of capturing those experiences. The exhibit presents sketches from some of his most recent travels.