Albert Lujan Grayeagle Albert Lujan Grayeagle has been on the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Teaching Artist Roster for over 16 years. He has received national honors for his work in creative writing, multi-media arts, and performing arts. Partnering with his niece, Victoria Nevarez, Grayeagle has served numerous local organizations including Heartline, Inc., Respect Diversity, Pinwheels for Peace, the Oklahoma City VA Hospital, and Camp Quality USA. Grayeagle, a United States Army veteran, has been a teaching artist for the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Arts in Military Pilot Program.
Albert Lujan Grayeagle's Schedule
Engaging Veterans and the Military Community in Creative Self-Expression
Date: Wednesday – October, 25 2017 Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room: Junior Ballroom East Track: Community Development
Launched in 2015, the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Oklahoma Arts and the Military Initiative is a strategic effort directed at meeting the needs of Oklahoma’s military community through the arts. Through a partnership between the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs two pilot arts programs were launched at the veterans’ centers in Norman (2016) and Lawton (2017). Formal evaluation of the first pilot program was conducted, resulting in the catalogue, "Engaging Veterans through Creative Expression," a free online resource that can assist individuals and organizations in providing programming for veterans and military members in their communities. Research findings from the evaluation will be shared during this session. Lead organizers and teaching artists who have been directly involved in the pilot programs will discuss the impact and healing components of the arts experiences.