The pilot program Made in America: Veterans Art Program has completed two successful classes and is looking ahead to the September class! Arts Quincy, in conjunction with the Illinois Veterans Home and Quincy Art Center, is preparing for the fall session and want even more area veterans to take advantage of this free program! Participants stated they enjoyed the opportunity to express themselves through the arts which helped to improve their overall well-being and they made friends with fellow veterans.
Arts Quincy is now registering new participants for the summer session of Made in America: Printmaking Class. Please RSVP here, call Arts Quincy at 217-222-3432 or the Illinois Veterans Home at 217-222-8641 ext. 359. Classes are on Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 5:15-6:45 pm at Quincy Art Center (1515 Maine Street).
The 2018 classes will wrap up with a display of the Veterans' artwork in a public exhibit this November in conjunction with Veterans Day programming at the Illinois Veterans Home.
Residents in the Alzheimer’s Unit and Special Care Unit at the Illinois Veterans Home will also have the opportunity to participate in a version of the program as scheduled by the activities director. The program is part of Arts Quincy’s commitment to increase arts access to the under-served population in Adams County.
The Made in America: Veterans Arts Program is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri by a gift from the late Al Beck, a local Korean War veteran and art instructor, Exchange Club of Quincy's Flag of Honor Program and the individual and business members of Arts Quincy.