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Creative Arts Festival

June 6, 2013

Looking for assistance

The first Maine Creative Arts Festival for veterans is taking place on June 14 at the Augusta Civic Center. The Project Coordinator, Sierra Lubahn, is seeking of volunteers. If you are interested in helping out please contact Sierra Lubahn, Project Coordinator, American Legion Auxiliary at or 207-465-4966. The event is a cooperation between the VA Togus and the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Maine. It is the state level of a national competition that allows Veterans receiving treatment at VA facilities the opportunity to participate in the arts in creative self-expression as part of their therapy and to gain recognition for these artistic accomplishments.

Sierra needs judges for the visual arts, 1:00 to 2:00 on June 14 and performing arts judges at 6:00 to 8:30 that evening. The artwork will be on display in the north wing and will include ceramics, paintings, dolls, needlework, paintings of various media, paper, photography, poetry, creative writing, and wood. The judges do not necessarily need to be skilled in all of the categories in order to judge. There will be a preset judging criteria sheet for each category. Paintings will most likely be divided by medium such as watercolors and mixed medium entries.

The Performing Arts portion will be in the Fort Western room at the Augusta Civic Center which is also in the north wing. The show will take place at 6:30 pm on June 14, volunteers need to arrive at 6. There will be spoken poetry entries, group music entries and individual music entries. Judging sheets will be provided with criteria.

The whole event is open to the public for free, the Visual Arts will be on display from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and again from approximately 5pm to the close of the performing arts show. The performing arts show will take place at 6:30 but people are welcome to come at 5 to look at the Visual Arts before the show begins.

Please contact Sierra if you have questions or if you are interested in volunteering to help with this first ever event.

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