Vietnam veteran art exhibit set for Friday

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Living Independence for Everyone Inc. is hosting a veterans art exhibit and open house on Friday.

The exhibit is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday showcases artistic works by five Vietnam veterans and is part of LIFE's annual open house. Local artist and instructor Kenneth Martin, who teaches the basics of art to these vets  at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Clinic in Savannah, will also be at the open house.

"They discovered their own creativity and the power that art has in the process of releasing inner thoughts and feelings.  They discovered the joy of creating artwork.  And in their words, 'these classes have allowed us to release the emotions of past experiences,'" Martin said in a statement.

The open house will include tours of how the facility positively impacts the lives of people with disabilities in its 11-county service area, according to a news release.

Artwork will be on display at LIFE offices through Feb. 28. Call 912.920.2414 or email for more information.

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