Veterans, RPO musicians take part in a day of art, music and healing
Penfield, N.Y. (WHAM) – Earl Lenhard remembers it distinctly: During the Vietnam War, he served two years, eight months and 14 days with the Army.
Friday, though, his focus was on a different topic.
“I have not even tried to paint anything since I was in high school,” he said, “and this is a side of me that I didn’t know existed. And nobody else may enjoy this, but I think this is just short of a Picasso.”
Sitting with his wife Mary Jane – who was also painting the scenery around her – he explained his work.
“It’s a great combination of the beautiful scenery of the sky,” he said. “The part of the tree that’s dying is representative of the challenges we’re dealing with COVID, and yet there’s still life surrounding that dying tree.”