Yvette M. Pino, Founder

U.S. Army veteran, Yvette M. Pino joined the Armed Forces after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Yvette was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, where she earned the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Pino was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2004. While serving in Iraq, Yvette found a sense of solitude in creating works of art, where her art was identified and appreciated by her commanding officers, to include General David Patraeus. This earned her the unofficial title of “Division Artist”. The title later followed her to her 2nd deployment to Iraq in 2005-2006, where she created more works of art, boosting the morale of her fellow troops.

Following her active duty service, Yvette served with the 1175th MP Battalion, Missouri National Guard where she was activated to assist with relief efforts during the 2008 Mississippi River floods.  After receiving her BFA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Yvette has founded the “Veteran Print Project” while combining her management skills learned as a non-commissioned officer with her artistic experience she has found her passion in working with veterans issues. The Veteran Print Project seeks to open an ongoing dialogue between two divergent groups: veterans and artists, to express the historical experiences of veterans through the traditional methods of fine art print.

University of Wisconsin Service Learning in Art Student Interns

2013

Kate Northey

April Arevalo

Fall 2012

Thomas Maloney

Kelsey Knutsen

Spring 2012

Patrick Johnson

Max Puchalsky

Fall 2011

Arielle Altenburg

Ella Williquette

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