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FHCC to hold Veterans Creative Arts Festival March 5

March 4, 2020

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March 3, 2020
Veteran artists, performers, authors to compete at Lovell Federal Health Care Center Veterans Creative Arts Festival March 5

Antioch WWII nurse, Kenosha Native American sketch artist, Pleasant Prairie painter, North Chicago crooner, FHCC veteran employees – all among contestants  
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. – The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) will hold its annual Veterans Creative Arts Festival March 5, 2020 at the College of Lake County (CLC) to highlight the artwork, creative writing and musical talents of area veterans.

Veterans enrolled for care at any of Lovell FHCC’s facilities entered in art, music, dance and writing categories. Art categories are painting; sculpture; drawing; photography; wood, leather and model kits, and pottery. Performance categories include dance (including wheelchair dance), drama (including comedy), solo and group vocal and instrumental acts, vocal original compositions, and special recognition. Veterans also submitted creative writing entries to include essays, poetry and short stories, some of which will be read.

Local artists, musicians and writers will judge the creative entries and determine places in each category. First-place finishers may be eligible to advance on to the national level, where they will compete against Veterans from other Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities around the country.
The Lovell FHCC 2020 Veterans Creative Arts Festival will take place from 1 to 3 p.m., March 5, in the A Wing Conference Center and Auditorium, Lower Level, at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, Ill. It will include a display of the visual art entries and live stage performances.

About the Lovell FHCC: The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center is the nation’s only fully integrated medical facility between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. Lovell FHCC serves active duty military personnel, their families and veterans. Lovell FHCC, which is located in North Chicago, operates four Great Lakes Naval Station clinics and three community-based outpatient clinics in McHenry and Evanston, Ill. and Kenosha, Wis.