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LRAA launches 'Hearts for Heroes' project


Covid-19 emergency responders and veterans thanked / honored by artists


January 21, 2021
TILTON — President of the Lakes Region Art Association / Gallery, Tom Hitchcock, announced its member artists will show their support and gratitude to the Covid-19 first responders, medical personnel, hospitals and veterans in the Lakes Region by promoting its message of love and appreciation through inviting anyone, artist or not, to do so by painting an image of a heart to express their thanks in its 'Hearts for Heroes' project.

"In 2021, one of our three annual community projects will be to acknowledge the hardworking and never-give-up dedication of those who are involved in saving lives of Covid-19 victims and our military veterans. they are truly heroes," said Hitchcock.

'Hearts for Heroes' art needs to be brought to the LRAA gallery, Tanger Outlet Mall, 120 Laconia Rd., suite 132, Tilton, Thursdays through Sundays, from Feb. 4 to Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. How you choose to paint a 'Heart for Heroes' image, with or without a written message included, is only restricted by the maximum size of nine by 12 inches; otherwise, any medium or material is acceptable, from paper to fabric, using photos, collage, oils, acrylics, pastels, crayons, watercolors, etc. Images must be unframed and artists also agree to relinquish their art forever, which will be placed on display at the LRAA / Gallery thru February.

There is no cost to participate, no age limit or how many images allowed per person. Registration forms are available at the Gallery. Anyone wishing to participate may also receive

help and advice from the LRAA member artist on duty during gallery hours, at no cost. At the conclusion of the exhibit in the LRAA Gallery, the 'Hearts for Heroes' display will relocate to the New Hampshire Veterans Home, 139 Winter St. Tilton, during March for the enjoyment of the residents and staff. Due to Covid-19 the exhibit there will not be open to the public.

The New Hampshire Veterans Home (NHVA) provides high quality, long-term care to men and women who served their country and the state of NH. NHVA was founded in 1890 as the Soldier's Home for Civil War Veterans and is the only long-term care facility dedicated exclusively to serving the Granite State's elderly and disabled veterans. To learn more go to www.nh.gov/veterans or www.facebook.com/nhveteranshome or call: 527-4400.

The Lakes Region Art Assoc. is a non-profit 501-C3 organization. It was founded in

1940 and the oldest art association in the Lakes Region.

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