Veterans Creative Arts Festival

On September 13, NVF Counselor Louis Geiger, aka Echo-Xis-Golf,  participated as an artist in the Veterans Creative Arts Festival. The Veterans Health Administration uses recreational therapy services such as Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, and Drama Therapy to mitigate physical and mental wounds of war.

Eugene Rivera’s entry won first place in Acrylics
and will be entered at the national competion

This year the West-LA VA’s creative arts program hosted the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Sponsored annually by the VA and co-sponsored by civic groups and other veteran service organizations at VA medical centers nationwide, this program builds emotional, physical and social comfort and stamina for veterans.

Louis’ artwork “Seen Him Before” was selected
for the national competition

Art and talent categories included painting, drawing, photography, digital art, poetry, music, and many other sub-categories. Marine Corps Veteran Louis Geiger Jr. and Army Veteran Eugene Rivera were among many veterans who submitted their artwork for the competition. Winners will advance to the national competition. 

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About the Author

Rich Rudnick

Rich Rudnick served in the U.S. Navy from 1977 through 1983 as an Interior Communications Electrician’s Mate aboard the USS Manitowoc out of Little Creek, Virginia. After leaving the service, he worked as a bench tech and as a system specialist, designing multi-story building heating and ventilation systems. For the last 15 years, he has worked for organizations serving the homeless. He joined the NVF in February 2007.


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