Distinguished Artist Veterans Exhibit
James Nelson of Kyle talks about his woodcarving that is part of the Distinguished Artist Veterans group exhibit Tuesday at the Lampasas County Higher Education Center in Lampasas.
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The Distinguished Artist Veterans Third Annual Exhibition of Artworks by Texas Veterans with Disabilities is on display at the Lampasas County Higher Education Center, 208 E. Avenue B through Sept. 29. There will be a reception from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. April Sullivan, artworks director for VSA Texas, will attend, along with a couple of the artists whose artwork is on exhibit. This exhibit was brought to Lampasas by the Lampasas Association for the Arts through VSA Texas, the State Organization of the Arts and Disabilities. The public can view the exhibit from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 4:30 am
Posted on Sep 11, 2012
LAMPASAS — After retiring as a first sergeant, James Nelson realized he greatly missed having the structure of the military in his life.
The Kyle resident was drafted in December 1972 and spent 25 years between active duty and the Army National Guard — two of those years were spent at Fort Hood. When he lost that structured lifestyle, he had a rough time adjusting to civilian life and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
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