Veterans Art Center welcomes vets to fuel creative juices | Western Colorado



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Gary Keenan is surrounded by some of the paintings he has done at the Veterans Art Center.




Gary Keenan meticulously works the needle into the skin for another stitch, settling in for a couple of hours making a knife sheath.

A MISSION BASED ON ART



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Photos by Scott Crabtree/The Daily Sentinel

Jim Stancil, center, teaches a leather work course at the Veterans Art Center. Christina Hoagland, left, and Gary Keenan are regulars in the class and have created a series of leather goods.






CREATIVITY AND MORE



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Gary Keenan sews part of a leather knife sheath he is working on at the Veterans Art Center. He has been coming to the center for about six years and does a variety of activities including painting and carpentry as well as leather work. Jim Stancil, left, in the instructor with the group.




VOLUNTEER REWARDS



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Wendy Hoffman opened the Veterans Art Center in 2013.




FEELING OF ACHIEVEMENT

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