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Art show features work of ex-Red Wing Konstantinov


ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) -- An exhibition of art by ex-Detroit Red Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov is going on display.

The Detroit News reports ( ) that the show titled "Animals and Inspiration" includes 42 of his pieces and takes place Thursday at Gallery U in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak.

Konstantinov was left with disabling brain injuries following a 1997 limo crash six days after he helped the Red Wings win their first Stanley Cup in 42 years. His rehabilitation has included attending the Universal Institute in Troy, which also operates the gallery.

The exhibition illustrates Konstantinov's expression through the use of paint, dough, clay. Pieces include three-dimensional works.

Signed and framed artworks are available for purchase. Proceeds will go to the nonprofit Brain Injury Association of Michigan.


Information from: The Detroit News,

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