Rocco to sign prints at park

Published 12:13 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Well-known historical artist Keith Rocco will be at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park from 10-11 a.m. Saturday to talk about how he came to paint two important battles of the American Civil War. His paintings, “Marshall’s Crossroads” and “Victory or Death” are displayed in the Visitor Center at the park. Rocco will be on site to sign prints from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

An American painter and storyteller, Rocco has continued creating visually stunning works which capture the drama of history, recording with cares and nuance the details of his vision. It is a vision that has helped him become one of the country’s most sought after narrative painters today. Rocco’s paintings have been displayed in special exhibits across the country, including the 1992 Birth of a Nation exhibition in Washington, D.C., and a one-man show, On Campaign, in the Cyclorama Building at Gettysburg National Park in 1994.

Proceeds from the sale of the prints will benefit the Friends of Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park. Friends of Sailor’s Creek members manage beautification projects, help staff visitor centers, work on educational outreach programs, and raise funds for park projects and facilities. They also help out at festivals, workshops and other park events.

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