Lake City VA Arts and Music Showcase

The Lake City VA Recreational Therapy department hosted their first art and music showcase June 12, 2012 featuring original works of art and performances by inpatient veterans. Shands Arts in Medicine artists Cathy DeWitt, Madeline Austin, Mary Lisa Kitakis Spano and Nancy Lasseter have been training Lake City VA RTs in a variety of disciplines to integrate into their practice as part of the Arts in Healthcare for Rural Communities initiative. The standing room only event culminated in the unveiling of a mosaic installation created by patients and staff representing the five branches of the military.