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                                                               Paso Robles
Visit Veterans Pop-up Arts Café
 April 22 event expresses the veteran experience through the art-making process
April 22, 2023, marks a day of celebration for the arts in Paso Robles when the Deprise Brescia Art Gallery hosts the Veterans Pop-up Arts Café in partnership with the Veterans’ Art Project (VETART).
The Veterans Art Project is a community-based arts organiza- tion serving active duty and retired veterans, spouses, dependents, caregivers and the community through process-driven art therapy. Providing process-intensive art encounters has proven to help
military persons, some with post- traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries and military sexual trauma, find their voices and work through the process of transitioning to civil- ian life.
project offers free
classes in the
of ceram-
ics, glass,
ing and
to con-
nect military
families and
civilians through
sharing art-making in a
safe, welcoming, relaxed and fun environment. The free art classes take place in state-of-the-art facili- ties, taught by artists of all cultural/ social backgrounds. The program offers artistic support, development and displays of completed artworks that are open to the public.
The presenting artists and seeds of inspiration in San Luis Obispo county include Alana Rodriguez,
Charles Bolin, Chris Silva, Curtis Rankin, David Settino Scott, George Wilkins, James Davis, Jim Marx, John Somics, Ken Keith, Lynn Schmidt, Richard Blomquist,
Rusty Smith, Renetta Howe, Stan Hawkins
Genres of art include sculp-
ture, painting, jewelry, film,
music, literature,
poetry, spoken word, glass, met-
al, mixed media, and
digital art. Resources for
holistic mental health services will be
Veterans who practice art are
encouraged to speak about artmak- ing as a means to wellness. Event attendees will hear directly from the artists as they speak about the process of artmaking and how
the arts have provided a means of expression as part of their healing journey and restored hope and purpose.
The Pop-up Arts Cafés are part
of a statewide campaign, spon- sored by and in collaboration with California’s Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Com- mission (MHSOAC) and local communities.
The Deprise Brescia Art Gallery is featuring public art installations:
• Totems of Truth, Peace and Wisdom, created to share positive visions of peace, truth, and wisdom through art. Participation is free for veterans, their families, and caregivers. Contact the gallery for participation and sign-up.
• The Wall of Love and Re- membrance, where all are welcome to come to the gallery and post images, names and sentiments
The Veterans Pop-up Arts Café is on Sat, April 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and is free to the public. For more information about the Veterans Art Project, visit
The Deprise Brescia Art Gallery, located at 829 10th Street in down- town Paso Robles, is open Sun-Mon 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wed-Thur 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-p.m. and Tue by appointment. For more informa- tion about the gallery visit
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