Veteran Artist Reception Unites Community

Veteran Artist Reception Unites Community

The Veteran Artist Reception on November 20 was a success. Attendees asked questions from the artist, Steven Markussen. His exhibit is currently displayed in the Northwest Music Hall lobby through the end of the month. Markussen also presented a video of the creation of his pieces. In it, he revealed insights on each piece. The exhibit is based off a 2012 VA report on veteran suicide.

Ending the Veteran Artist Reception was a performance by Music YoU JAM program members. This “jam band” meets regularly on Tuesdays. This program is comprised of veterans and mature adults in the community and is supported with one-on-one music therapy services. This population is at most risk for suicide and one of the hardest to reach due to isolation. Thanks to Verdant Health Commission and Snohomish County Human Services, this program is currently free and open to new people.

Help a Vet. Help a friend.

If you or a mature adult you know (45+) would be interested in joining the group or receiving music therapy, contact [email protected] for more details. This program is currently free thanks to community partners.

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