The Legend of 1000 Combat Paper Cranes
Derived from the Japanese legend of the origami cranes which says that whosoever folds 1000 cranes will experience good fortune and answer to prayer, this workshop explores a tactile experience and enlightening dialogue, culminating in artwork that honors our local veterans and their community through the creation and placement of cranes, folded of paper made from decommissioned military uniforms. Learn to make paper and fold origami cranes while participating in the making of public art. Volunteers are needed for these events!
7/2/20182:00-6:00 PM Victorian Square 900 Victorian Ave, Sparks
7/18/2018 2:00-6:00 PM Potentialist Workshop, 836 E. Second St. Reno
7/28/2018 12:30-4:00 PM at Sparks Heritage Museum, 814 Victorian Ave. Sparks
Thank you! Your overwhelming support of DJD Foundation is deeply appreciated. We did not win, but thank you, we know you are there for us. Your votes inspire us to fortify our programs and projects designed to honor, assist and empower and showcase the wellness of veterans and the military connected community through the arts and recreation.
Congratulations to Veterans Guest House, Assistance League Reno-Sparks, and TMCC Veterans Resource Center, we know you will continue to serve our community with excellence.
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June 6-29 2017 Reception June 11, 2-5 PM
Wreck Ignition and From a Soldier's Boots: Gone, All In For The Red White and Blue
Wreck Ignition is an inspiring display of sculptural works by artist Rob Garrett. From a Soldier's Boots is a collaboration designed by Tom Drakulich using Combat Paper, with participation from local veterans.
Rob Garrett Artist Statement
I earned a BA in Fine Arts at UNR, but never applied it. Life happened, and now I’m in the twilight years of my military career. I work in an environment of defined rules and regulations, rank and file for everything, and I want to get back to my initial passion. A few years ago, I made some trophies out of car parts for a hot rod show. As I was gathering the parts from my garage, I realized how fun it was to create the designs, to see how the metal moved, to feel the intricacies of the gears, to smell the old, burn oil. I picture what the part did in the car, and how it feels being outside of its designated environment. I couldn’t stop taking old engines apart, learning how they worked, then recreating and morphing them into other uses. To repurpose something old and tired and mutate it into an expressive new energy is where I am too.
A look at Rob's interactive sculptures!
April: Veterans Creative Arts Gallery Show and Sale, running through the end of April. Closing Celebration: April 30, 2017 – 12pm – 5pm, light refreshments, the public is welcome. Join DJD Foundation to see and purchase wonderful artwork of a variety of disciplines from photography, woodwork, leather-work, jewelry, paintings and more, all by local veterans. Your purchase is a wonderful way to support the artists and DJD foundation.