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BLOOM director uses art to honor, support veterans

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

BLOOM Collaborative Director Lee Steadman launched a crowdfunding project benefiting veterans in healing arts programs by creating a chalk drawing with the help of wounded veterans during Celebrate Erie’s Chalk Walk.

The 30-foot-long creation graced State Street as a reminder and tribute to those who have died as a result of their service during the yearly art competition Aug. 18-21.

In conjunction with Pa. Sen. Sean Wiley’s office, BLOOM is raising funds to offer arts therapy classes for veterans. Funding for the campaign supports the purchase of art materials for classes such as drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, fused glass, crafts, yoga and movement.

Donate by visiting https://www.crowdrise.com/bloomhealingarts/fundraiser/stairways. Every $10 that is donated provides one class for a veteran.

BLOOM’s healing arts programs are for anyone who might be experiencing difficulty—or for any or all who would like to explore and express themselves through the healing and metamorphic power of art and creativity.

Above: Artwork as appearing at the 2015 Celebrate Erie Chalk Walk
Below: Artists and veterans collaborate on their work during the Chalk Walk


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