Operation A.R.T. Open House for active military, veterans & family rescheduled for Jan. 11

Posted by Bill Crabtree 12/12/2017

Due to the potential for icy roads, the Operation A.R.T. Open House originally scheduled for this evening has been rescheduled for next Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6-7:30 p.m.

The press release below has been updated to reflect the new date.

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre is inviting local veterans and their families to the Operation A.R.T. Open House on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Arts Annex, 405 S. Brooks St.

From January through April, the Renaissance Centre will partner with The Joel Fund to offer photography, drawing, painting and writing classes for local veterans and their families through Operation A.R.T. - a collaborative project designed entirely for active and military personnel in and around our community.

The Jan. 11 Open House is an opportunity for active military, veterans and their families to learn about these classes and register.

The classes will meet according to the following schedule:

  • Writing - Wednesdays, Jan. 3-31; 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Painting - Thursdays, Jan. 4-25; 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Photography (Session One) - Mondays, Jan. 8-Feb. 5; 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Photography (Session Two) - Wednesdays, Feb. 7-28; 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Drawing - Wednesdays, March 7-28; 6-7:30 p.m.

The cost for each four-week class is $25 and includes all materials. However, The Joel Fund is offering a limited number of scholarships.

Each class is limited to the first 15 people to register.

For more information, including details about The Joel Fund scholarships, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or dhorton@wakeforestnc.gov.

About The Joel Fund
The Joel Fund was started to honor a man who served our country as a Navy SEAL for 20 years. The mission of The Joel Fund is to improve the lives of veterans by providing a connection to alternative therapies and non-traditional services.