Peter Max Partners with HELP USA to Support Veterans for Memorial Day

HELP USA chairperson, Maria Cuomo Cole and artist Peter Max
The Art of Peter Max Gallery announces its partnership with the national non-profit organization, HELP USA, in an effort to raise funds to support U.S. veterans this Memorial Day.   On Sunday, May 24, world-renowned artist Peter Max will be at The Art of Peter Max Gallery in the Forum Shops from 1 to 4 p.m. to present an original painting to HELP USA LAS VEGAS and to unveil a new collection of paintings. In addition to an exhibition of his newest works of art, Max will install a special veterans exhibit at the gallery and unveil a fundraising initiative to benefit HELP USA LAS VEGAS.

HELP USA chairperson, Maria Cuomo Cole and artist Peter Max selected a collection of Max’s patriotic paintings to be on display at the HELP USA exhibit at The Art of Peter Max Gallery this Memorial Day weekend. In addition to a variety of Max’s well-known images that salute America, the HELP USA exhibit will showcase a one-of-a-kind HELP USA painting that Max created exclusively for the organization.

The HELP USA exhibit will be on display at The Art of Peter Max Gallery through the fourth of July, in which a portion of the proceeds from the sale of select patriotic paintings will directly benefit HELP USA. In addition, Peter Max will inscribe a personal dedication on the back of any painting purchased at The Art of Peter Max Gallery before or during his exhibit on Sunday, May 24.

“Peter Max is a very patriotic individual and is eager to contribute to the HELP USA organization,” said David Hakan, president and CEO of The Art of Peter Max Gallery. “Max has spent a majority of his career painting for causes he believes in and he is very passionate about supporting the men and women who have fought to defend our country. HELP USA has made a profound positive impact supporting our veterans and we are very happy to do our part as well for the Las Vegas community.”

HELP USA is a national non-profit organization that works to develop and provide affordable housing options and support service programs for homeless individuals, veterans and their families. Through a continuum of four residential properties in the Las Vegas area, HELP USA’s housing models range from short-term emergency housing for individuals coming directly from the streets or an emergency shelter, to permanent housing creating the next step in independent living for veterans, to affordable housing for working families and households. The integrated program is designed to provide the necessary support to lead individuals into an independent lifestyle.

“Currently one in three homeless men is a veteran of war and with so many men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, we can expect to see that number on the rise,” said Maria Cuomo Cole, Chairperson and CEO for HELP USA. “Our goal is to give our veterans the support they need to live a healthy, self-sufficient lifestyle and we are very pleased to be working with Peter Max in support of this very important cause.”

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