Flight, Pamela Alderman, Acrylic on wood panel, 35 X 37 inches, 2016
Flight is part of the permanent collection at Warriors Heart—a PTSD and addiction treatment center for veterans and first responders in San Antonio, Texas.
“Your art speaks of healing…” Makoto Fujimura
Some of our soldiers and their families are broken by war and prolonged separations and often face psychological and physically debilitating changes after service. The art exhibit gives military families a safe place to heal. Otherwise, soldiers, like myself, never leave their battlefield experiences behind and move on.
This past spring Reflections of Generosity traveled to Fort Riley, Kansas and West Point where wounded warriors and cadets signed the work. In September, Hometown Hero II paintings will be unveiled at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
During ArtPrize Seven in 2015, the public demonstrated enormous respect for our military by acknowledging the men and women who are willing to lay down their lives for our country. Our guardians of freedom. And now it is a tremendous honor that the original Hometown Hero painting will join the permanent collection at Silver Star—a thriving veteran community that promotes human flourishing.
I would like to thank Developer Marvin Veltkamp and Veterans Program Coordinator Tim Hunnicutt for their vision that includes using art as a healing catalyst for our veterans. While witnessing hundreds of visitors interacting with Hometown Hero, one Blue Star Mom said, “There’s a whole lot of love in that painting.” And because of this love, we are excited that the healing influence of Hometown Hero will continue.
Pamela’s live painting during the Arts in Ada festival is featured on WZZM13 and mLive. The 18 x 24 inch watercolor painting created in front of a live audience is now part of the permanent Ada Township art collection.
Photo credit: WZZM13
Photo credit: Arts in Ada
Painting: Happy, Pamela Alderman, Watercolor on paper, 18 x 24 inches, 2016
Following ArtPrize 2015, a mini series from my Hometown Hero work has joined the Reflections of Generosity Collection to help bring hope and healing to wounded veterans and active duty service members. This spring Reflections of Generosity traveled to Fort Riley, Kansas and West Point where visitors were invited to write their hero’s name on painting.
Exciting news! Wing and a Prayer, my ArtPrize 2013 installation, joined the permanent collection at the Hope Network Autism Center. For ArtPrize 2013, I displayed enlarged giclée reproductions of the Wing and a Prayer paintings in the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel; these reproductions were added to the permanent collection at D.A. Blogett and St Johns Home after ArtPrize. But the original work continued to be part of a traveling exhibit for the next couple of years amoxil 500 mg. The Autism Center at Hope Network is very excited to add Wing and a Prayer to their permanent collection.
Note: ArtPrize is the world’s largest art competition. For nineteen days, the entire downtown of Grand Rapids, Michigan changes into an art venue. More than 400,000 visitors attended ArtPrize last year.
Stripped (Study), Yarn on canvas,
30 x 30 inches, 2014
Showing at Barnes & Noble of Rivertown
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