On April 16, 2018, Don and Sandy Bristow attended The Beauty of Art and Medicine at the Rogers Nursing and Health Science Center at Tyler Junior College. Don and several other Valerosa artists who have their work on loan at the center were present.
During the event, it was announced that the center would join four other venues as part of the new TJC Cultural Arts District. Also, Neita Fran Ward, owner of Valerosa Designs & Gallery, and Host of Art Connection of East Texas, was recognized for her leadership in forming partnerships that have benefitted East Texas artists and the community.
Pictured is Don with Laverne Gollub, a friend of the arts, TJC, and many other worthy organizations in Tyler.