Veterans showcase talents at Creative Arts Competition

March 1, 2012

The public is invited to the Milwaukee VA to see artwork and talent on display for the first step in the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition.

The events take place throughout the day Monday at the Milwaukee VA, 5000 W. National Avenue.

First-place winners from the local competition get the chance to go forward to the national event in June at the Boston VA Medical Center.

Works of art will be on display from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Matousek Auditorium.

Judging takes place earlier in the day. There are usually 50 to 60 veteran entries in categories such as fine art drawing, photography, sculpture, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry and leather.

Talent performers will be divided into two events – 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – in Room 3435 Recreation Hall. Performers include instrumentalists, bands, soloists, singers and those competing in monologues, poetry and other categories.

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