Join us on Veterans’ Day for the final reveal & public reception of Andy Yoder’s 25-ft banner demonstrating the power of art to cut across boundaries & bring people together. Working with veterans to create the sculpture, Yoder’s intent is to extend the collaborative spirit of our WW2-era community to our present day community.
About “Highest Honor”: In collaboration with military veterans from The Art League’s IMPart program, artist and League instructor Andy Yoder will construct a site-specific, suspended, 25-ft triangular banner for the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s atrium.
Titled “Highest Honor,” this banner created from sheets of handmade paper will be an oversized version of the Army-Navy “E Award,” which took the form of a swallowtail pennant, and was presented to companies during World War II for excellence in the production of war equipment. The U.S. Naval Torpedo Station, as it was known during that time, received this award. It was an honor reflecting the hard work and collective excellence of the factory’s employees, each of whom received a lapel-pin version of the pennant.