This story from Bates Footwear is pretty cool. They’ve given five wounded warriors the opportunity to partner with an artist through Fashion Has Heart to creat their ArtPrize entries. The HERO[series], pairs a Hero with an Artist to collaborate in order to share that hero’s story through the medium of art and design. Each veteran was paired with artists and designers to create two pairs of Bates boots – one for themselves and another to be included in ArtPrize® in September 2013. The veterans returned to Grand Rapids unveiled their ArtPrize® entry, “HERO[series],” on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The entry can be found at the Fashion Has Heart venue, 144 E. Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI. Voting begins September 18, 2013.
Above, you can see COL Kathryn Champion’s entry. To see all five entries as well as learn about the participants, visit www.batesfootwear.com.