VNA partnered with three local artists to create original artwork that represents what family means to them. Proceeds from these limited-edition art pieces will be reinvested into VNA’s Community Care services, including parenting support, homeless and domestic violence shelter nursing, home health aide services, and more.
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“My family has always taken in strays. Each member, at one point or another, has taken in a truly decrepit cat from the blistering cold Nebraska winter streets. I felt it only relevant to share my version of family by including the tiny little tyrants we all love so much. My siblings and my parents at the core are my best friends, but they all live very far away from me now. These cats represent the compassion, silliness, and resilience that I see and hold dearly in my family.”
“When I think about my definition of family, I think of couches. They’re such a central part of our homes — where we gather and spend time with our loved ones. I also think they can be just as unique as each individual family. Some couches are sleek and modern, some are traditional, wonky, or worn in. Couches are the perfect metaphor to show how diverse a family can be.”
“Inspired by the profound bonds of chosen family and the warmth and support they provide; my artwork celebrates the magic of these connections. Amidst a vibrant, uniquely abstract outdoor landscape, where the boundaries between the earth and sky blur, viewers are invited to explore a world where love knows no limits. Bright colors and layered elements symbolize the depth of these relationships, while contour drawings of cherished activities with loved ones remind us of the joy and richness they bring into our lives. This piece is a genuine celebration of the beauty and unity of chosen family, capturing the essence of love and acceptance that profoundly enriches the soul.”
Abigail Ervin-Penner, You are Everything, 2023
Peyton Pearson, With You, 2023
Samantha Evans, Ivies, 2023