GMC Prep art student put a face to sacrifice, patriotism on display

The show, “Portraits of Courage: The Veterans at the Georgia War Veterans Home,” is the result of GMC senior visual art students, and a select few of gifted underclassman, conducting interviews with veterans home residents about their personal lives and military service. They took information gleaned from the veterans and used it to create portraits reflecting the student’s perception of the experience — including the emotion expressed by both the subject and the artist.

The project was inspired by former Pres. George W. Bush’s “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors,” a collection of oil paintings crafted by Bush to honor the sacrifices of those who served the country post-9/11.

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