1 of 4: Operation Art using art to help veterans find passion, purpose

1 of 4: Operation Art using art to help veterans find passion, purpose


CHANCES AS WELL. I’LL TALK ABOUT THOSE IN THE
NINE-DAY FORECAST IN A FEW
MINUTES.>>FIRST FRIDAY IS TOMORROW IN
THE CROSSROADS AND SOME
VETERANS’ ART WILL BE ON
DISPLAY.>>ROB HUGHES IS FOCUSING ON HOW
A LOCAL NONPROFIT IS SHOWING OFF
THEIR WORK.>>THE FOUNDER JOINING ME. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO. TELL ME ABOUT AFTER ACTION
NETWORK.>>A LITTLE BIT WHAT WE’RE
TRYING TO DO IS HAVE THE
COMMUNITY COME AND RALLY AROUND
VETERANS. A LOT OF WHAT WE DO HERE IS
HELPING VETERANS LEARN MORE
ABOUT THEMSELVES AFTER MILITARY
SERVICE. ONE WAY THAT WE DO THAT IS
THROUGH ART. ART IS SOMETHING THAT SAVED MY
LIFE, AFTER I GOT HURT IN 2005
AND 2008, 2009 I TRIED TO TAKE
MY OWN LIFE AND WHAT SAVED ME
WAS DOING ARTWORK. I LEARNED HOW TO EXPRESS MYSELF. I REALLY LEARNED ON HOW TO
CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY AGAIN
OR TALK TO MY FAMILY, TALK TO MY
FRIENDS, AND I WAS DOING THAT
THROUGH MY ARTWORK, ALL THAT BAD
STUFF GOING ON IN MY HEAD WAS GETTING PUT INTO ARTWORK. WAS GETTING PUT INTO BEING A LOT
MORE CREATIVE IN WHAT I NEEDED,
OR WHAT I WANTED TO DO. SO REALLY WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO
DO HERE AT AFTER ACTION NETWORK
IS TO HAVE ONE PLACE WHERE
VETERANS COME IN, NOT VETERANS
BUT ANYBODY CAN COME IN AND
LEARN HOW THEY CAN HELP VETERANS THROUGH ARTWORK TO SUPPORT
VETERAN ARTISTS. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR
STORIES, AND TO, YOU KNOW, TAKE
MORE OF A PROACTIVE STANCE WHEN
IT COMES DOWN TO HELPING
VETERANS OUT.>>THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICES AND
FOR WHAT YOU DO. COMING UP, WE’RE GOING TO MEET
ONE OF YOUR VETERAN ARTISTS AND
SEE THEIR INCREDIBLE ARTWORK. YOU DON’T W

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