Victoria Nevarez Victoria Nevarez holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies from the University of Colorado. She holds a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the University of Oklahoma. Nevarez loves to incorporate knowledge from her studies and life to help teach the history of this land through art and music. Since 2005, Nevarez has worked in partnership with her uncle, Albert Grayeagle, teaching traditional art forms, including flute-making. Together with Grayeagle, Nevarez has served numerous local organizations including Heartline, Inc., Respect Diversity, Pinwheels for Peace, the Oklahoma City VA Hospital, and Camp Quality USA.
Victoria Nevarez'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.