IMPart connects recent Injured Military Personnel with visual arts experiences created for personal enrichment, relaxed social engagement, the improvement and redevelopment of fine motor skills, and expressive catharsis. Here at the League, our nationally recognized Ceramics Department Chair, Blair Meerfeld, works with volunteers and Fort Belvoir’s Warriors in Transition Unit B, to bring the arts experience to wounded veterans and their caregivers.
One day each week, these veterans are welcomed at our Madison Annex facility and offered individualized instruction and creative attention. The project also includes off-site multi-media courses, at the USO Warrior and Family Center on Fort Belvoir Military Base, for in-treatment PTSD patients at Ft. Belvoir Hospital.
IMPart is proud to be part of:
These experiences have positive and profound individual impact as illustrated in a note received IMPART participant and Wounded Warrior Sergeant First Class William H. Roberts:
…and, by the experience of IMPART participant Jon Meadows, who is recovering from a frontal-lobe traumatic brain injury he suffered in Afghanistan in January 2013:
IMPart on the Creativity in Action blog
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