Our current project is dedicated to the service and sacrifice of Sergeant Thomas Edward Vandling, Jr. A Pittsburgh native and sergeant in the Army Reserve, Tommy gave his life for his country on New Year’s Day 2007, during his second deployment to Iraq. Known as a “model soldier” and “one of those guys who [would] do anything for you,” Tommy was an inspiration to those he served with. OVArts is honored that the men and women of Tommy’s unit chose us to help them capture his legacy in our first major public artwork.
OVArts is hosting a Reception in honor of SGT Vandling’s family, and an Auction to benefit the SGT Vandling project, at Terrace on Fifth above Buford’s Kitchen near CONSOL Energy Center on May 12, 2016.
If you are unable to make the event please consider sponsoring a Veteran so that they may attend.
For more on how you can get involved, please visit our Events page or download our Sponsorship Package.