Uniting US Veteran and family member artists share works at HONFLEUR GALLERY reflecting personal experiences while honoring art’s therapeutic benefits in finding comfort and peace through creativity and community support. “War” is generally a word used to describe military conflict, “war-type” struggles with depression, trauma, discrimination, and other challenges are not just limited to the military community. We invite you to explore art’s transformational power to inspire creation, express feelings, and process experiences resulting in healing and community building through art!
Marine Corps 1999-2015
Digital Archival Print on Rolled Canvas
About the Art: The portrait is of Adel Abudayeh, a fierce warrior and a talented artist himself. He inspired Mickey to pick up a paint brush and the men spent time painting side by side via FaceTime. In a manner of great appreciation and honor, Mickey painted Abu’s portrait in homage to his great Brother!
Coast Guard Veteran: 1984-2007
$100 (archival digital print)
About the Art: Pat is a professional artist that specializes in pencil drawings. Selecting pieces to exhibit is extremely challenging as he has hundreds of incredibly detailed drawings to choose from. Pat was a featured Uniting US featured artist at Library of Congress.
Air Force Family Member
Bodies through Time
Plaster bandages, paper clay, joint compound, epoxy clay, acrylic paint, and human hair
About the Art: Bodies through Time is a life cast of Gracie’s torso. She wanted to create a piece that represented her body at her physical prime including her tattoos. This piece represents how bodies will age through time.