SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Sasha Teut, a Ute, Iowa, native, wants everyone to remember military veterans in a big way. One look at her massive multi-paneled display, titled “Remember,” is proof of the magnitude of the Briar Cliff University graduate’s hometown pride and American spirit.
As a part of the Veterans' Day observances on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, the artist will formally present her design to Ute VFW officials at 9:30 a.m. in the Charter Oak-Ute High School gymnasium. After the ceremony, Teut’s commemorative piece will be permanently installed at Ute VFW Headquarters.
“I wanted to give back to the people of this community by creating art demonstrating how our small town has contributed to our country in a big way,” Teut explained.
In the large commemorative display, the artist applied mixed media to create images of the American flag, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers in New York City. The installation also portrays images of her grandmother and grandfather, both veterans, and the names and portraits of Ute’s past and present military.
Teut’s twin sister, Chaney Teut, also demonstrated her sense of pride by writing a poem, which will accompany the installation at the VFW.
Since the artist graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art from BCU in 2012, she has accepted many commissioned pieces, mainly portraiture drawings. To view her work, visit www.wix.com/sasha-r-teut/sashateut-portfolio. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read the Sioux City Journal's story spotlighting Tasha, click here.