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Wheaton vet sets up art show for other vets

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  • "I did what the Army taught me," retired Capt. Ken Jacobs said of his art. "Keep working at it until you get somewhere."

       "I did what the Army taught me," retired Capt. Ken Jacobs said of his art. "Keep working at it until you get somewhere."
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • A piece titled "Lust" by retired Army Capt. Ken Jacobs will be on display tonight at a veterans art show.

       A piece titled "Lust" by retired Army Capt. Ken Jacobs will be on display tonight at a veterans art show.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Ken Jacobs, an Iraq War veteran from Wheaton, is organizing a veteran art show and sale at the gallery at Skywriter T-shirts in Glen Ellyn. The event runs from 5 to 10 p.m. today.

       Ken Jacobs, an Iraq War veteran from Wheaton, is organizing a veteran art show and sale at the gallery at Skywriter T-shirts in Glen Ellyn. The event runs from 5 to 10 p.m. today.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

 
 

Retired army capt. ken jacobs discovered art's therapeutic value after drawing his self-portrait. he's still surprised by the result: a black-and-white image inspired by surrealist salvador dali. "where did that come from?" jacobs recalled. "it was the first time i laughed that hard in a long time." he's organizing an art show and sale at skywriter t-shirts in glen ellyn, featuring pieces from other veterans.

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