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Inside Out Project: Expressions of Courage

Haynes is proud to announce that EJ and Randi Strelitz, CEO and executive vice president, have donated a wall of its flagship store on Virginia Beach Boulevard in Virginia Beach to the worldwide art project known as the Inside Out Project. The local installation, known as the Inside Out Project: Expressions of Courage will pay tribute to the courage demonstrated every day by military family members in our community. Expressions of Courage will highlight through self-expression the unique sacrifice that military family members are asked to make….expressions of joy, amusement, surprise, awe and even anger.


Strelitz family

The entire Strelitz family carries a generations old tradition over 120 years as major philanthropic supporters of causes in our community. Said Randi Strelitz, “We believe that cities are often defined by their arts and their culture. And the Inside Out Project: Expressions of Courage is a vehicle that perfectly addresses our core mission, to give back to the community in ways that will enrich our day to day lives and serve the entire community. Moreover, the project aligns perfectly with our longstanding support for the entire military community and for the Business Consortium for the Arts. ” See more 

The Strelitz family has long believed in our tight knit community and they take great pride in their love for our city. And they have long stood with those of you who proudly recognize, salute and support our military. We welcome all family members of military families active and retired, will join us at Haynes in Virginia Beach on Saturday, February 15th (9AM – Noon), Sunday, February 16th (10AM – 1PM) and Presidents Day, Monday, February 17th (9AM – Noon) to participate in the Inside Out Project: Expressions of Courage, a one of a kind art installation. To reserve your time please click on our Reservation Calendar. All participants will be required to sign the Model Release Form. Photo will take approximately 2-3 minutes.


Raising Awareness

Inside Out Project: Expressions of Courage: Hampton Roads is home to one of the largest military installations in the world with over 420,000 Active Duty Members, family members and retirees living in the area. And for those who serve, there is an almost tangible bond, and a sisterhood/brotherhood. But when those brave enough to serve are deployed, it is their families that are asked to be the most courageous. This Group Action seeks to raise awareness of these sacrifices in order to grow a more giving community.


About The Inside Out Project

Inside Out is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images are made into posters and sent back to the projects co-creators, for them to exhibit in their own communities. Posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window, to a wall of an abandoned building, or in a full stadium. These exhibitions will be documented, archived and be made available online at The INSIDE OUT project is a creation of the artist JR, recipient of the 2011 TED Prize (watch JR talk here

About The TED Prize

The TED Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional individual who receives $1,000,000 and the TED community’s resources and expertise to spark global change. The award offers support to build a project's core infrastructure quickly -so that others can add their own collaborative action. The first TED Prize was awarded in 2005, born out of the TED Conference and a vision by the world's leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and entertainers to change the world -one Wish at a time. What began as an unparalleled experiment to leverage the resources of the TED Community to spur global change has evolved into one of the most prestigious prizes. A TED Prize winner is a rare and powerful combination of someone who knows how to capture the imaginations and make a measurable impact, a visionary and a pragmatist, a dreamer and a doer. From Bono’s the ONE Campaign (’05 recipient) to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (’10 recipient) and JR’s Inside Out Project (’11 recipient), the TED Prize has helped to combat poverty, take on religious intolerance, improve global health, tackle child obesity, advance education, and inspire art around the world. For more information on the TED Prize, visit


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