Every now and again my friend and colleague Howard Paul at EMSAC sends me interesting links or photos from Colorado and these really brought a smile to my face.
Portraits of Hope a national non-profit art and social service program founded by brothers Ed Massey and Bernie Massey, will transform the entire fleet of emergency vehicles in the upper Roaring Fork Valley with colorful flower murals hand-painted this winter and spring by some 2,000 children and adults, half of whom are children who participated through local schools and social service organizations.
The bold designs will be on display for a five-month exhibition on the vehicles of the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department, Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District, Aspen Ambulance District, and Mountain Rescue Aspen….This historic endeavor is Portraits of Hope’s debut in Colorado and the first time anyone, anywhere, has transformed operational emergency rescue vehicles into public art.
The project, which will make over 38 vehicles into a collective work of art, is the culmination of the efforts of nearly 2,000 children in schools, hospitals, and social service programs — and more than 250 adult volunteers, including parents, firefighters, rescue personnel, and civic-minded members from local communities.
Read more in the Aspen Business Journal – HERE