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Veterans Art Featured in Show

The Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Center and state Rep. Tom Calter are hosting a show featuring art by Plymouth area veterans.

Works of art created by veterans from around the Plymouth area will be on display for a free public viewing Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Carole Bosley's art studio, located at 29 Wapping Road in Kingston. Hosted by State Representative Tom Calter, this special showing will highlight the artistic expression of veterans who participate in the ongoing Hale to the Arts program coordinated by the Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Center (NHVOC). Throughout the year, NHVOC offers free classes to veterans in painting, drawing, mixed media and digital photography, and offers participants the chance to work with professional artists and photographers to tap into the therapeutic value and joy that the arts can bring.

Christopher Hart, founder and president of NHVOC, will share information about the arts program, and the many other services they provide to our men and women who have returned from overseas or who have protected us here at home.  Hart said, “We could not ask for a better or stronger advocate than Tom Calter. Tom is someone with an unwavering commitment to our nation’s veterans and he has been a real partner with us, helping us to secure initial and ongoing funding and helping us to carry out this important mission.”

From transportation services to VA appointments and fitness/rehab programs to combat counseling and a food pantry, NHVOC provides a host of valuable resources for veterans and their families. Their clients represent a range of military service and include those who have just completed tours of duty in the Middle East to those who served in WWII.

Representative Calter said, “The Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Center is such a vital part of our community, providing much-needed services and support to our veterans. They go about their work every day, not seeking the public spotlight, but because they have a cause they truly believe in. It has been such a privilege for me to have been able to support the goals of this organization as a legislator, and I encourage the public to come out and see this wonderful art display.”

In addition to Calter, Hart, and Bolsey, other event participants will include veteran artists, NHVOC staff and art program instructors. The public is encouraged to attend this free event to show their appreciation for our veterans and to learn more about services that are available locally to our men and women in uniform when they return home. For more information about the Oct. 25th showcase, contact Amy Belmore at abbelmore@hotmail.com or 781-585-5075. Parking is available across the street from the studio at the Caton Corp parking lot. Refreshments will be served.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to help stock the NHVOC's food pantry shelves, a service that provides 3,000 pounds of food to the community each month.

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