Veteran's Art Center helps those on the pathway to recovery

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) The Veteran’s Art Center kicked off Mental Illness Awareness week with an art exhibition. Over 60 pieces of art filled the center, following the theme “Pathways to Recovery.”

Officials say the theme is fitting; one of the driving forces behind the art center is to help veterans heal and they were pleased with the turn out of guests and artwork.

"With this exhibition, I did put out a call to artists. I didn't care what it was, if it was a doodle on the back of a napkin and I got fantastic art that came in from veterans," said Wendy Hoffman from the Veteran's Art Center.

All programs offered through the Veteran Art Center are free for veterans and their families. The center is growing fast with over 30 artists and instructors and over 300 registered participants.

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