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Armed Forces Pavilion and Garden Mosaic Wall Event
June 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20
The flow of the river through our community certainly connects our citizens. Donna Arz, founder of the Forgotten Soldier Program, invites you to “make your mark in the River of Life” at this creative event. Veterans, family of our fallen heroes, and community members are welcome to attend a tile making event to create a mosaic on the low wall at the Armed Forces Pavilion and Garden located at 995 Lincoln Way on Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. For the donation of $20.00 to defray the cost of the installation of the art piece, locals will receive a slab of clay to cut tiles and decorate to honor those who have served in our Armed Forces. Participants can identify a name, a unit, a branch of the service, or use personal memorabilia to leave an impression in the clay. The opportunity to be a part of the mosaic art installation further invites our Auburn Veterans to be represented and will aide in the garden’s mission of reintegrating and honoring our Auburn Veterans. This event is limited to the first 75 people who can join us to make tiles on June 17.
Local artist, Katy Fries was approached by the founder of the Forgotten Soldier Program, Donna Arz, to continue the river mosaic that starts in Auburn’s Central Square Art Park, located at 100 Lewis Street in Downtown Auburn, and completes at the “Sierra To the Sea” mural at the School Park Community Garden located behind the Police Station at 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA. The Armed Forces Pavilion and Garden is the midway point between the two tile murals with the river theme. Donna Arz wanted to both enhance the Armed Forces Pavilion and Garden entryway, as well as to facilitate the convergence of these local art works.
The Forgotten Soldier Program is integrated health care which is a non-pharmaceutical method of treating Veterans who suffer from physical and moral injuries, PTSD, MST (Military Sexual Trauma) and other service related trauma. These services are free of charge. This program in conjunction with the Armed Forces Pavilion and Garden are methods to help Veterans reintegrate in today’s society. These are testimony to connectivity with our local Veterans and the Community of Auburn. This new public art piece will allow a lasting tribute to the contribution our Veteran’s have made to keep us safe. You are always welcome to make a donation to the Forgotten Soldier Program, Auburn, CA at http://www.theforgottensoldierprogram.org, to keep the Garden sustained, but If you would like to join in the creation of this river themed mosaic mural, you can sign up at eventbrite.com or call Katy Fries @ 530-368-2735.