BLACKSBURG, Va., March 8, 2012 – After the events of April 16, 2007 there was an outpouring of support for all those affected, not only from members of the Blacksburg community, but from all over the world. During the months following April 16, more than 82,000 pieces of artwork were sent from national and international mourners and supporters who wanted to express their sympathy and solidarity through art.

On the eve of the five-year anniversary of that tragic day, the VTV Family Outreach Foundation will be exhibiting a selection of this powerful artwork to honor those who were impacted by April 16.

The exhibit will feature Blacksburg artist June Mullins and her touching piece entitled 32 Butterflies. The Foundation will be selling signed and numbered poster copies of the 32 Butterflies and they will be available on-line for purchase after the exhibit concludes. This event is open for family viewing, limited press viewing and viewing by selected community leaders from the Blacksburg area and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce members.

Admission to the event is free and light refreshments will be provided. For more information about the event or featured artist June Mullins, please visit our website,

Visitor Information: The exhibit will take place at the Hahn Pavilion, Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech on Sunday, April 15, 2012 from 7:00-9:00PM. The Horticulture Garden is located at 200 Garden Lane, Blacksburg, VA.

For Additional Information: Please Contact Marjorie Castro, Director of Development, VTV Family Outreach Foundation at 703-938-5184,