Andrew and I are honored and humbled that his artwork March of Humanity was selected for this very special art exhibition traveling around the country. The juried competition from entries around the country features 103 works by 75 artists; the art by soldiers, military personnel, surgeons and and even civilians like him who have been inspired by the brave fight our wounded veterans battle everyday. March of Humanity
Dr. Matthew Jimenez knows about the fog of war and how families may never learn how a loved one actually died. So he wondered about a dead soldier’s boots. “They would know,” he said. “What story would they tell if they could talk?”….. It reminds us how war can inspire artists, whatever their medium. read more
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This special exhibit is sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. This is Andrew’s second exhibit with the organization. His first with the AAOS was the titled “eMotion Pictures” and commemorated the 75th anniversary of the organization. A statement from the eMotion Pictures website says:
“2008 marks the 75th Anniversary of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). eMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art celebrates the caring and compassion orthopaedic surgeons have for their patients and the tremendous impact they have on the quality of life of every patient they see. It celebrates healing, independence, and struggle.” read more
The show featured 200 works from 152 artists from 1200 entries from 17 countries. Andrew had two works in the show and with one of them being featured in The AAOS’s 75th anniversary calender for the month of January 2009.