"As a veteran, woodworking relaxes me and gives me something to think about other than my issues." –Gary Price

“Unable to maintain traditional employment, my art has given me a new focus.  I’ve discovered a new passion in life.  It’s allowed me to connect with a larger community within the art/clay world.  And it’s given me a way to tell my story; it’s given me a voice.”- Shawna NM Barnes

“Welding helps me escape, letting me let go of my troubles. I’m free to create whatever is in my heart and in my minds eye.” – Alexander Perkins

“Picking up a paintbrush had a calming effect on my demons. Art is my space for solitude where I can tune out, unwind, and create.” - Bernardine “Bernie” Donato