Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Local veterans’ art show on display at VAMC

Friday, March 9, 9 a.m.—WHITE RIVER JUNCTION—Artwork created by veterans will be on display to the public at the White River Junction VA Medical Center on March 9, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. It is estimated that over 50 pieces of art from among 25 different categories will be exhibited.  Categories consist of fine art such as painting, drawing and photography; applied art that includes ceramics, carving, needlework and leatherwork; and craft kits such as wood building and models. Local artists will judge the artwork earlier in the day to determine first, second and third place in each category. The first place winning pieces will advance to the national level where they will compete with entries submitted by veterans from other VA facilities around the country.

The competition is an annual event that provides veterans who are receiving treatment at VA facilities the opportunity to participate in creative, self-expression through art, writing, dance, drama and music as part of therapy, and to gain recognition for these artistic accomplishments.  First place winners from the national competition will be invited to attend the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, hosted this year by VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines, the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 5.

For more information, contact Brooke Robinson Drew, ATR at 802-295-9363 ext. 5454.

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