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Fargo VA Health Care System

 

Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Veterans enrolled for VA health care with the Fargo VA Medical Center and its clinics are invited to submit artwork for the Veterans Creative Arts Festival.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Fargo VA Medical Center will host a Veterans Creative Arts Festival on Feb. 15, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the 3rd floor auditorium. 

The purpose of the festival is to showcase the artistic talents of area Veterans. All Veterans enrolled for VA health care with the Fargo VA Medical Center and its clinics are invited to submit artwork. The festival is open to the general public.

To submit artwork to the festival or to learn more about submission guidelines, call the Fargo VA’s Recreational Therapy department at (701) 239-3700 extension 92094 or extension 93260. The submission deadline is Feb. 6, 2017.

“VA health care systems often use the creative arts as a form of rehabilitative treatment to help Veterans recover from and cope with physical and emotional disabilities,” said Lavonne Liversage, Fargo VA Health Care System Director. “This festival will not only provide area Veterans an opportunity to be acknowledged for their incredible artistic abilities – it will also serve as a venue for them to share their unique experiences both as a service member and a Veteran.”

The festival features a competition with several categories of art. A panel of judges from the local art community will name category winners whose work will then be submitted to the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 23-29, 2017. Once submitted to the national festival, judges there will select works to be shown. Veterans whose work is selected will be invited to attend the national festival.

Some of the many categories open for submission include: painting, sculpture, carving, graphics, pastels, pottery, mosaic, collage, metalwork, glasswork, drawing, photography, woodworking, jewelry, and leatherwork.

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