Veteran Arts Showcase

November 17-29, 2017


WHERE: Wallace Center, FDR Presidential Library and Home - 4079 Albany Post Road, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 12538


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The Veteran Arts Showcase, now in its fifth year, is a celebration of veterans and the arts and how arts heal, communicate emotions, and compel people to interact with each other. The Showcase was founded on the understanding that the arts are vital to veteran reintegration – for self-expression, recovery from the aftereffects of war and to reconnect with the civilian-veteran community. The Showcase features visual artists, crafters, writers, poets, musicians and performers who are veterans, family members of veterans, or military connected.

A very special thanks to the Outpatient Art Therapy Program at the VA Hudson Valley Montrose Campus. This local VA program has a long-standing reputation for providing a safe space for veterans to engage in the creative process of art making as a means for relaxation and/or to help them to understand and heal from difficult military experiences where words are hard to find.

The event is the result of a collaboration between The Orange County NY Arts Council, The FDR Presidential Library and Museum, and The Veteran Family Support Alliance (aka VETFAMSA), who together serve veterans and the larger Hudson Valley community, especially Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Ulster and Orange Counties.