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The Soul of America: The Arts and the Military

August 6, 2012 About the cover: Lance Corporal Nicholas G. Ciccone by Michael D. Fay, a portrait drawn during their duty in Afghanistan. Ciccone committed suicide in 2003. Courtesy of the Art Collection, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Virginia This week on Art Works we’re featuring stories from the latest edition of NEA […]

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Art Works Podcast: Ron Capps

July 26, 2012 By Josephine Reed Ron Capps leads a workshop for the Veterans Writing Project, which he founded in 2011. Photo by Jacqueline M. Hames, Soldiers magazine This week, as we prepare for the upcoming special issue of NEA Arts which looks at the arts and the military, the podcast features a conversation with […]

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Art Works Podcast: Melissa Walker

May 24, 2012 By Josephine Reed Artwork by a service member participating in the NICoE’s Healing Arts Program. Image courtesy of NICoE In this week’s podcast, art therapist Melissa Walker takes us through the Healing Arts program at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. NICoE is a […]

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Healing Through the Arts

December 14, 2011 by Rear Admiral Alton L. Stocks, Director, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Rear Admiral Alton L. Stocks. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense If you asked me early in my medical career how the arts played a role in healing, I might have checked to see if you had […]

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