Free Veterans Sign for 4th of July

Free Veteran Lawn Signs – 4th of July 

      Saturday June 23.2018 – 9am-12 noon
In preparation for July 4, the Community Ambulance Company partnering with Suffolk Legislator William Lindsay will be offering free yard lawn signs to veterans throughout Suffolk County that read, “Veteran lives here. Please be courteous with fireworks.
Unexpected fireworks right outside your window can be startling for anyone. For veterans coping with post traumatic stress disorder, the sudden, loud blasts can trigger flashbacks, anxiety or worse.  These signs will encourage neighbors to communicate with veterans and be more aware before setting off fireworks on the 4th of July.
The signs will be distributed on Saturday June 23,2018 between the hours of 9am to 12 noon located at the Community Ambulance Company 420 Lakeland Avenue, Sayville NY 11782.  You must RSVP for a sign by going to https://veteransptsd.eventbrite.com/.  Please print your ticket and bring it with you to obtain a sign. We will be offering them while supplies last and one per person.
The distribution will be conveniently located in the front of the building, first floor, making it easy to drive up and obtain your sign.
If you are a veteran suffering from PTSD or you are family or friends of a veteran suffering from PTSD, please contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1. You can also chat online or send a text message to 838255 to recieve support 24 hours a day.
Feel free to share the attached on all social media platforms.  Any questions please phone me direct at 631-926-9071.
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Published by daves-studio

I truely believe that "Even ordinary life can be immortilized through art". I have always been awed by the mystery of how people are connected and for most of my life as an artist I have looked for new ways to express what was inside of me, what I was feeling and how I wanted people to view and understand what I wanted to say. This caused me to restrict my art to forms that others could understand. I was speaking to the masses, but I was not using my own voice. Over time I realized that it was not so important weather people truly understood what I was saying but rather that I was speaking so I started to look for the way to think out loud and be heard and have found that voice in papercutting. My work is a mixture of Eastern and Western Art that I started after a visit to China in 2004. while there I discovered the ancient and demanding art of Chinese paper cutting and line drawing. On my return from China I began to make connections between the craft of paper cutting and my years as a soldier. The results of this unusual connection have been beautiful two and three dimentional metaphors of the importance of time and the fragility of life and democracy. Paper cutting itself can be found in many cultures and just like in China those cultures for the most part have thought of it as a decorative or folk art, few artists have explored the idea of using this form of art in a more substantive way. It is part of what has attracted me to papercutting in the first place. While the beauty of paper cutting was appealing, more appealing was the idea of using this fragile material to represent serious and even realistic ideas. The process that I use for my paper structures is the same as found in traditional Chinese paper cutting. What is different is the paper, the way it is displayed and the topics talked about in the art. It is these differences in the works that make them stand out from other forms of paper cutting and structures. Instead of using traditional types of paper for papercutting I have made the cuttings out of aluminum or mirror paper. The paper was chosen for its reflective properties, not just for making the art brighter but for the ability of the viewer to see reflections of themselves in the art, showing a connection between the viewers and the subjects in the work. While most paper cutting are laid flat on the board these works are placed between two pieces of glass in the front of the frame allowing the light to cast shadows on the background, making these papercutting sculptures of art. The other aspect of this work that is different from traditional paper cutting is that each piece is individually designed and not mass produced. This is an important aspect of my work as it is about keeping the appeal of POP art while reducing the images to singular forms. My hope for the future is to continue to explore ways to bridge the techniques and styles of paper cutting and western ideals of art. Not just as a way for me to produce my art but as a way to communicate western ideas in Asia and Asian ideas in the West. For art is the only true international language that all people no matter where they come from can appreciate, and it is through art that we can learn about other cultures beyond mere words.

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