VetArt Pop-Up Art Cafe Sacramento 2023

Helen Wong, Steve Macks Dilley and Sheryl Shaffer
Helen Wong, Steve Macks Dilley and Sheryl Shaffer

Veteran Artists Interviews

The first video is with Helen Wong, AMVETS Dept. of California First Vice Commander as she interviews Sheryl Alexa Shaffer.

Sharing the second video and it is with U.S. Air Force Veteran Omar Columbus and his Spoken Word performance of his poem, “Camouflaged Heart”
This is one of the best poems I have ever heard.

This video is with the Veteran Couture Models and all the fun everyone had at the drum circle. Enjoy!

This VetArt Interview is with Dave Fernandes, a U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Veteran and his unique photography.

Here is a VetArt Veteran Interview with Sidney Tuggerson Jr, U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran.
He speaks about having PTSD and how creating his Art is helping him.
He was an artist before he joined the U.S.M.C. and tells us about the meaning of his painting, “Butterfly Eyes”.

VetArt Veteran Interview is with John Nesbitt, a U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Veteran.

VetArt Veteran Interview Margaret Abdullaev and her beautiful Art of Tribal Expression.

VetArt Veteran Interview with U.S. Air Force Veteran, Kevin Patterson, Graphic Artist..

VetArt Veteran Interview is with U.S. Navy Veteran George Fredson.
He is a musician and talks about being a resident at the Redding Veterans Home and the Jam Band.

Here is a video with Steven Macks Dilley, the Executive Director of VetArt.
This is the end of a speech he gave while welcoming all the Veterans Artists to the VetArt Pop-Up Arts Cafe in Sacramento on October 17, 2023.

Sharing a VetArt Artist Interview with Phyllis Thomas, U.S. Navy Veteran.

Here is an VetArt Interview with abstract artist, Eugene R. Rivera, a U.S. Army Veteran

This completes 12 VetArt Veteran Interviews that were filmed at the VetArt Pop-Up Art Cafe in Sacramento on October 17, 2023.
Thank You So Much to Chris Smith and Sandy Dee. We film with our iPhones and edit on the iMovie.

VetArt Sacramento Documentary

The VetArt Pop-Up Art Cafe Sacramento Documentary was created from combining all of the Veteran Interviews we did and with photographs provided by Sandy Dee.
Thank you Chris Smith for camera and audio and introducing us to the DJI Wireless Lavalier mics.

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VetArt is funded by the MHSOAC

VetArt is funded by the MHSOAC, Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission Statewide Innovation Funded Projects for Veterans Mental Health and wellness through pop up Arts cafes. Changing lives through Art, Creating Mental Wealth.

All the VetArt Pop-Up Art Cafe Videos and Documentaries:

Veterans Pop-Up Arts Cafe Sacramento 2022

Veterans Pop-Up Arts Paso Robles

Veterans Pop-Up Arts Cafe Placerville/El Dorado

Veterans Pop-Up Arts Cafe Mendocino

Veterans Pop-Up Arts Cafe Santa Cruz

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