RMHS Partners with Military Arts Connection
By Sarah Doyle
Veteran Addie Daniels uses photography as self-care. In August, she started taking classes with event photographer Mike Pach through a program called Military Arts Connection in Colorado Springs, which helps her to develop her skills free of cost. With all the stuff going on in the world, I can focus on one thing and make it as beautiful as possible,” Addie said. “It can be really relaxing to find something beautiful and just take a picture of it.” Mike was trained on working with those in the military community so he could become part of the program. He believes art is a great support for veterans and active duty military. [Read the full article here]
We’re bringing the military and arts communities together in a whole new way through Military Arts Connection, an online tool that connects military service members, veterans and their families to a wide variety of local arts enrichment experiences. Andy Vick, executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, delivered a great interview about it this weekend on “The Veteran’s Voice” with Ted Robertson! Listen here: tinyurl.com/VVjul20. The segment about Military Arts Connection starts 9:33 minutes into the podcast.
Program aims to help military community flex its creative spirit
By Jakob Rodgers
The program connects active-duty service members, veterans and their family members with artists across the region specializing in myriad forms of art — painting, making pottery and even singing — for workshops, lessons and artistic “experiences.” The goal: Build a deeper sense of community through artistic expression. “The whole idea is to provide access to creative experiences for the military sector and to help them to build connections with their community — our community — to help them to discover new skills and to help them unleash their creative talents,” said Andy Vick, executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region.” [Read the full article here]