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Tucson veterans prove they are creative artists

Posted at 6:23 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 07:14:06-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Some of our nation's warriors are proving they can also be creative artists at an art show at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tucson.

Besides the artwork, they also had categories for music, poetry and other performing artists.

The artists are all veterans enrolled in the VA Health Care System.  

"Many of them are patients in different clinics and they are recommended by some of their recreational therapists,"  said Kelly Dolan, with the VA Art Show.

She said many of the veterans enjoy the art as a way of expression or health.

The winners will be entered in the national competition, which could result in a free trip to a national celebration of creative veterans.