We are proud and honored to unveil an especially meaningful new art display in the lobby at Northridge Recreation Center.
Girl Scout Gold Award candidate Grace Bielefeldt, a senior at STEM School Highlands Ranch collaborated with Douglas County artist James Holmes and HRCAA to create a permanent art installation for the rec center where families were reunited after the shooting. The intent behind these beautiful canvases (titled Metamorphosis) is to help erase the stigma around mental health and to promote awareness about the issue.
Through the creation of bold abstract paintings executed in vibrant colors using acrylic paint on massive canvases, James developed a unique visual language and method to share his inner life and expressions painting from the inside out.
“The inspiration for my work is derived from the people, places, experiences, among other influences from everyday life. Once a painting is complete, I love sharing my work and engaging in conversations about what others see in my paintings before sharing my inspired vision which created it. Often, people see representation of human beings and representations of the human spirit in my work, translating love, light, optimism, hope, and peace. This resonates with me as being true.” – James Holmes
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