OVArts News & Events

We are excited to announce our news & events For 2019!

 

 

McGarity Army Reserve Center 316th Holiday Dining Out Party

December 15,2018


OVArts Veteran Design Team members attended the McGarity Army Reserve Center “Holiday Dining Out” party hosted by Brigadier General Robert Harter, Commanding General, 316th  Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). The event was held at Grand Salon of the DoubleTree by Hilton,Pittsburgh Airport.

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Donnie Gray, Carmen Melendez,Commanding General Robert Harter, MAJ Joanne Socha, MIchael Jehn

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Carmen Melendez, Commanding General Robert Harter, MAJ Joanne Socha

 

 


 

Forest Hills Veteran Housing Grand Opening

November 19, 2018

Forest Hills Veteran Housing Grand Opening took place on on Monday, November 19, 2018.  OVArts Board Vice-Presiden,Dan Fisher, outlined the work of Operation Valor Arts to design and construct a piece of public art for the facility.   A new Veteran Design Team is being assemble for the project which begins in 2019.

 
 
OVArts with Congressman Mike Doyle and State Representative Jay Costa

OVArts with Congressman Mike Doyle and State Representative Jay Costa

Faydra Williams and Derrick Clark

Faydra Williams and Derrick Clark

 

 


 

Veterans Breakfast Club Veterans Day Program

November 12 2018

OVArts Veteran Design Team member, Derrick Smith Clark, was featured as a panelist at a  Veterans Day program hosted by the Veterans Breakfast Club at Threadbare Cider House. The panel addressed ways in which Veterans come together to support their communities.

 
 
Derrick Clark On Panel Speaking

Derrick Clark On Panel Speaking

Carmen Melendez, Elise Wigle, Allyson Holtz, and Nick Fate

Carmen Melendez, Elise Wigle, Allyson Holtz, and Nick Fate

 

 

1st Annual Golf Outing & Dinner

September 2018

The 1st Annual OVArts Golf Outing and Dinner was held at Shannopin Country Club on Sept. 23, 2018.   Proceeds of the fundraiser are being used to support the OVArts McGarity Army Reserve Project in Moon, PA.  This project is inspired by the lives and service of SGT Thomas Vandling Jr. who lost his life in Iraq in 2007 and WW II Medal of Honor winner, T/SGT Vernon McGarity.  

 
 
Winning Golf Team Members - Bill Schweitzer, Dave Mori, Brad Fusco, Frank Torbet

Winning Golf Team Members - Bill Schweitzer, Dave Mori, Brad Fusco, Frank Torbet

 

 

Veteran Design Team Member Honored

May 28 2018

OVArts Veteran Design Team member, LTC Consuellos Hodges, was honored at the 25th Annual Tribute to Veterans at Station Square on May 28, 2018.  The event was sponsored by Veteran Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania.   Destiny Hodges, daughter of LTC Hodges, provided community support to the Operation Valor Arts McGarity Army Reserve Center Project

 
 
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Gwen Washington( Aunt) , Melissa Hodges( Wife), Consuello Hodges, Destiny Hodges( Daughter) , Edith Hodges (Sister)

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Melissa Hodges( Wife), Consuello Hodges, Destiny Hodges( Daughter)

 
 

Buford’s Kitchen Terrace on Fifth Fundraiser

May 12, 2016

Allegheny County Executive and guest speaker, Rich Fitzgerald, formally introduced The McGarity Army Reserve Project Veteran Design Team at our Terrace on Fifth event. Guest speaker, Judge John Zottola of the Allegheny County Veterans Court, spoke to guests about the work of the Veterans County to assist Veterans in navigating the County judicial system. Guests enjoyed music, food and a lovely sunset at Terrace on Fifth.

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Veteran Design Team: Amos Behana, Nick Fate, Fred Hartz and Josh Marino

Veteran Design Team: Amos Behana, Nick Fate, Fred Hartz and Josh Marino

Guests Enjoying The Evening