Gary Sinse, aka Lt. Dan, and Patriot Artist Scott LoBaido Help Raise Money for Sgt. Adam Keys’ “Smart House.”
Easton, PA. | Patriotic artist, Scott LoBaido, began painting a 30-by-20 foot mural of the American flag on Wednesday in honor of wounded Veterans. The mural is located on the West side of the State Theatre building at Fifth and Northampton streets. The mural is expected to be completed today, Thursday August 9, 2012. LoBaido begin painting his trademark painting yesterday, August 8th, as a thank you to Army Sgt. Adam Keys for his military service. Sgt. Adam Keys, a local hero, lost three limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan that has resulted in his undergoing more than 120 surgeries to date.
LoBaido came to Easton at the request of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation, which have teamed to build “smart homes” (super-accessible houses that make life for the disabled as easy as possible) for wounded veterans.
LoBaido considers the American flag, “The greatest piece of art ever created.” That is why he wants to paint Old Glory in the Lehigh Valley to thank Keys for his service, as well as all the people who are supporting efforts to build Keys a “smart home,” by purchasing a ticket to the Lt. Dan Band Concert. To raise funds to build the house, actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise is performing a special concert with his Lt. Dan Band, named after the double-amputee veteran Sinise played in “Forrest Gump.” The concert is on Friday, August 17th at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre.
Artist Scott LoBaido will also perform his Three Minute Flag, where he paints an American Flag in three minutes flat, with his buddy Daniel Rodriguez, the “Singing Policeman” from New York, while he belts out “God Bless America.” The artist and the operatic tenor have been engaging in that performance for years in venues around the country. They’ll do it again at the State Theatre in Easton on Aug. 17th as a side performance to actor Gary Sinise’s benefit show for Adam Keys. “This has been thrilling to be part of this,” said State Theatre director Shelley Brown. “There are so few things people can agree on nowadays and there’s been nothing but positive reactions to this.”
To buy tickets for the Gary Sinise Lt. Dan Band Concert, call the State Theatre at 610-252-3132 or visit http://www.statetheatre.org
Watch the video below for a glimpse of the spectacular welcome home for Sgt. Adam Keys.
Credit: Daniel Patrick Sheehan | The Morning Call