Gift of Art: ‘It’s About Your Character’

by Charles Honey

Six children stand arm-in-arm, their multicolored faces smiling confidently before an American flag in an image of diversity within unity. Thanks to Paul Collins and an anonymous donor, Rockford High School students will see it every day. The well-known Grand Rapids artist’s powerful painting, titled “We the Children,” was purchased and given to the school by a Rockford area business. Collins recently delivered the large artwork...