The Dream Keepers Public Art Project.
Completed and Unveiled on April 28th 2017
Following the events of 9/11, children’s painter and illustrator, Kathy Fincher, felt a responsibility to offer a message of hope to American families. She was concerned the heart of our Constitutional principles of “Faith and Freedom” were under attack.
Kathy created "The Dream Keepers" which became part of President George W. Bush's private collection. Limited-edition lithographs sold out across the country to firehouses, senators and congressmen, churches and families. A large reproduction of the work hung in the office of Georgia Governor, Nathan Deal throughout his term. The story continues to be shared today through giclee reproductions and now through a 9.11 Memorial dedicated to the children who lost a loved one.
What better home for “The Dream Keepers” than the hometown and of the artist which was voted as one of the top five most patriotic cities in America?
Kathy Fincher teamed with renowned sculptor, Martin Dawe, owner of Cherrylion Studio in Atlanta, Georgia. As both artists are classically trained, the quality of the design and sculpting reflects more than 65 years of combined experience.
As the largest figurative patriotic public work of children in the world, the public unveiling on April 29th included; Governor Nathan and Mrs. Deal, U.S.. Congressman Rob Woodall, retired US. Congressman John Linder, Mayor Nancy Harris, Duluth City Councilmen, and Rodney Mims Cook, Jr., President of The National Monument Foundation, who dedicated the artwork as a 9/11 Memorial at the unveiling.
Sharing the story of the artwork...after kicking off her shoes!
The inside spread of the brochure