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Helen Arts & Heritage Center holds art class for veterans, spouses
South Carolina woodcarving instructor and veteran Tony Erickson, left, teaches a woodcarving class during the Veteran’s Art Workshop earlier this summer at Helen Arts & Heritage Center. Veterans who participated are, from left, Les Green, William Reid are Rudy Potesta. The center will conduct a similar class this fall for veterans and their spouses.

Aware of the needs of military veterans and witnessing first-hand the healing effects gained from exposure to art, the Helen Arts & Heritage Center is expanding its art program to include veterans and their significant other.

The fall session of the “Art Workshop for Veterans & Spouse” will be from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 and Nov. 3 and 10. The workshop is offered at no cost to qualified veterans and their spouse, partner or caregiver through a partnership with Help Hospitalize Veterans of Winchester, Calif. HHV is a nonprofit veteran’s service organization that provides free quality art-based craft projects to veterans and their families.

The upcoming workshop in Helen incorporates some art type projects appropriately fitting the interests of men and women during the six-week program along with other additional artist-instructed activities. 

While the workshop is free, registration is required to reserve seating. Sign up online at, call 706-878-3933 or email

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