A little over a year ago, I had the honor to meet Scott Gordon. We met as his non-profit, The 296 Project, was about to open its therapeutic studio here in Arlington. Though it was a construction zone at the time, it was clear Scott’s passion for alleviating suffering would soon transform the space. Each time I’ve visited since, the studio has been filled with those seeking help, and with the extraordinary art they produce. The 296 Project promotes and advocates for art and other expressive therapies to help combat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in active duty and veteran service members. To learn more, follow this video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJJina2eHvM or the website,http://www.the296project.org/
The 296 Project is hosting a silent auction this Friday, March 27, at Murphy’s Irish Pub in Old Town Alexandria, starting at 6:00pm. My original oil (16″x 16″) will be one of the many art works offered. I had such a terrific time painting this, partly because Rolling Thunder has become one of my favorite annual events as a “local”. Each Memorial Day, I try to catch at least a glimpse of all the Harleys which literally roll through town to highlight the continuing POW/MIA issue. I only wish this painting came with the amazing sound of the rally, too.
Though the original is part of the auction (open to the public), prints are available through this link: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/rolling-thunder-anne-lewis.html?newartwork=true 50% of all print and card proceeds will go to The 296 Project to help this fantastic cause.