The Hero Canvas Project is a community outreach initiative of the Dasha Flash Foundation. It recognizes and honors the Heroes within our society, as determined by the children within our community. The project combines art with a social undertaking that has an altruistic nature. It shares childrens’ artistic creations in public venues for community interaction, to not only acknowledge and appreciate the heroes but be invited to participate in the “act of kindness” as well.
Specifically, it is an interactive art exhibit where the public is invited to view enormous blankets of art canvasses painted by school children within the community, conveying their perceptions of what a “Hero” is to them. Every art piece all the while identifies the specific recipient of the artwork. The public is invited to write messages to our heroes, on the blank side of the canvas.
A formal opening ceremony is performed in the public venue, expressing our appreciation for the Hero, and a representative will receive it on behalf of the individual or organization it was gifted to.
Honoring our Hero: The United States Navy
Date: Memorial Day (May 29, 2017)
Place: San Diego, CA
Venue: USS Midway, Flight Deck
Time: 11am-5pm, with Ceremony starting at 12:30 pm gifting the artwork to our Hero.
Schoolchildren in six elementary schools in the SoCal community stretching from Los Angeles, CA, to San Diego, CA, were selected to participate in the Hero Canvas Project initiative honoring the servicemen and servicewomen of the U.S. Navy, our Hero.
Schools: Westminster Elementary (Venice, CA), Huntington Seacliff Elementary (Huntington Beach, CA), ICMA of Newport (Newport Beach, CA), San Luis Rey Elementary (Oceanside, CA), Lifetime Montessori (San Diego, CA), Monarch School (San Diego, CA)
On May 29, 2017, the Hero Canvases will be exhibited on the USS Midway Flight Deck for the entire community to enjoy, and to write messages of appreciation on the murals to the servicemen and servicewomen of the U.S. Navy. An opening ceremony will feature officials of the U.S. Navy receiving the children’s humanitarian artwork, with the schoolchildren who created the magnificent pieces also present. The Hero Canvas Project will then become a travelling art installation throughout the SW Region for the service men and women, and their family members, showing our appreciation and support for all that they do.
For additional information, please also visit the USS Midway website.
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