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A painting of a butterfly and a flower called Tattered.  By E. Sebastian Leon, a New York Veteran

Tattered by E. Sebastian Leon, a New York Veteran.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

During National Salute to Veteran Patients Week, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center will be showing works of art created by local Veterans. The free show will include fine art, applied arts and craft kits. There will also be a screening of standout performance art from 2011.

Veteran-created art will be on display Feb. 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the third floor auditorium of Albany Stratton VA Medical Center. Local artists will judge the entries and the best works will be submitted to the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival.

The deadline for visual art submissions is January 27. Performing artists who wish to have their work considered will need to be recorded by the VA Recreation Therapy staff by February 24.

Artists, performers and craft makers can enter the show and competition by contacting Albany VA Recreation Therapy. For visual arts: Christina Rulison (518) 626-5884 or Susan Colletti (518) 626-5883. For performing arts: Rachelle Vishneowski (518) 626-5835


Participants must be Veterans registered with Albany Stratton VA Medical Center or one of its clinics. To enroll in VA Health Care call 1-888-823-9656.