VA Western New York Healthcare System
Veterans Local Creative Arts Festival
February 28, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Evangeline Conley, Public Affairs Officer
Phone: (716) 862-8753
Cell: (716) 512-9338
Veterans Participate in Local Creative Arts Festival
Veterans will show off their artistic talents through VA Western New York Healthcare System’s Recreation Therapy’s winter Veterans Creative Arts Festival on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The festival kicks-off at VA WNY Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Avenue from 11am in Room 301, Freedom Hall and concludes at 2pm.
Veterans enrolled in VA health care, have entered their work in visual arts division categories such as oil painting and leatherwork, and/or performing arts categories, to include music, drama, dance, comedy, and creative writing. VA medical facilities hold local competitions across the nation into their respective Recreation Therapy programs. This annual national competition recognizes Veteran progress and personal recovery made through recreation therapy, and raises the visibility of the creative achievements of our nation’s Veterans after disease, disability, or life crisis.
VA Western New York Healthcare System hosted the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in October of 2017. Winners in each of the categories of the local recreation therapy programs will go on to the 2018 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival level of competition in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information on VA Recreation Therapy programs, please call Pam Kaznowski at 716-862-6814.