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City of Sparks to Hold Workshop to Honor Veterans and Promote Healing

Sparks, NV — The City of Sparks Arts and Culture Advisory Committee (ACAC) in collaboration with the David J. Drakulich Art Foundation (DJDAF) will hold an origami crane folding workshop on November 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Alf Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd.

The activity will be facilitated by local veterans and artists to develop dialogue and raise awareness regarding the issues of veterans, the military connected community and how these issues impact the community at large.

The workshop is an extension of a year-long partnership with the City and the DJDAF that culminated in the creation of and artwork piece titled Peace is the Final Victory. The artwork was created from handmade paper made from military uniforms, painted and folded into a thousand origami cranes.

The art, including the new cranes folded in the workshop, will be installed in the Alf Sorensen Community Center in December. An unveiling event is planned for Thursday, December 19 at 11:00 a.m.

About David J. Drakulich Art Foundation
In commemorating the life of David J. Drakulich, KIA Afghanistan, family and friends pursued ideas that might have pleased the young soldier and talented artist. David J. Drakulich Art Foundation: For Freedom of Expression was formed with the mission of providing art education and experiences to veterans, their families, active service men and women and their families, and gold star families – and in that process – promoting art in our community.

About the City of Sparks Arts and Culture Committee
The City of Sparks Arts and Culture Advisory Committee (ACAC) supports the community by facilitating investment in the arts and culture in order to nurture creative communities, enhance quality of life and encourage civic pride.  The purpose of the ACAC is to provide a plan and guidance for arts and cultural related activities on public property or projects utilizing city resources within the City of Sparks.