February 5, 2010
Salisbury VA Hosts Local Veterans Creative Arts Festival
W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center will host the local Creative Arts Festival for veterans to qualify for competition at the regional level for the National Festival. The Creative Arts Festival at Salisbury is sponsored by the VA Medical Center and the American Legion Auxiliary Department of North Carolina. The festival provides veterans the opportunity to receive recognition for their creative accomplishments. The competition is an annual event that provides veterans receiving treatment as an inpatient and/or outpatient at VA facilities the opportunity to participate in creative self-expression in art, creative writing, dance, drama and music as part of their therapy, and to gain recognition for their artistic accomplishments.
Categories are as follows: Art Division, Creative Writing, Dance Division, Drama Division and Music Division. All divisions will be judged for a first, second, and third place winner. First place winning pieces will advance on to the regional level where they will compete with entries submitted by veterans from other VA facilities around the country for advancement to the National Finals. All applications for the competition are available through the Recreational Therapy office located in Building #6. Deadlines for all categories must be turned in by 3:00p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2010, for the scheduled competition on Saturday, March 13, 2010. No entries will be accepted on the day of competition. The competition, which is open to the public, will be held in the social room of Building #6 starting at 1:30p.m. on March 13, 2010.
For more information, please contact: 704-638-9000, DeMarcus Steele, LRT/CTRS ext. 3041, Terri Gilbeau or Jennifer Everett, LRT/ CTRS ext. 3575 or Aleashia H. Brandon, MBA, LRT/CTRS, ext. 3460, Martha Corriher at 704-798-3625, or Joanne Holshouser at 704-279-2416, American Legion Auxiliary of NC.