John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
Detroit VA 2018 Veteran Art Show
Trying your hand at art is one thing, but displaying your work, and competing for a spot in the national competition is another!
“Art provides patients with another voice, and helps them feel empowered,” said Shelley Knoodle, the Detroit VA Art Therapist. Knoodle is immensely proud of the program at the Detroit VA, a program that she has helped shape over the years.
On March 8, 2018, more than 70 works, created by 37 Veteran patients were on display at the medical center’s annual show. The show is a qualifier for the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, to be held this fall in Iowa.
“It’s a joy to see their work, to see how they can express themselves,” said Knoodle.
For more information on the Detroit VA’s art therapy program, call 313-576-1000, ext. 63176.
For information on the 2018 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, click here: https://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/caf/index.asp.