Texas State Veterans Home Residents Host Art Exhibit in Bonham

(L-R) David Goff & Ralph Drautz

The residents of the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home hosted an exhibit of Veterans artwork on Saturday, August 25th from 11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

The residents produced this work during a five-week art therapy program called “We See You.” This program was created by David Goff, an artist and photographer, and is tailored for Veterans of all ages, backgrounds and experiences.

(L-R) Ralph Drautz | Eddie Whitney
(L-R) Gertie Henson | Tommy Oates & Barbara Dietrich
(L-R) Kurt Drury | Pauline Lawson
(L-R) Melvin Mitchell | Bob & Ruenell Jarriel

Making art allows our Veterans the opportunity to use their imagination and express themselves in their own unique way. Art therapy is a wonderful way to stimulate the mind both cognitively and psychologically. We are so proud of the residents who participated in this wonderful program and we’re delighted to share these special artworks with everyone!

Mr. Melvin Mitchell and his painting


Artist: Harold Low
(Artists L-R) Melvin Mitchell | Gary Sykes | Pauline Lawson
Artist: Bob Jarriel
(Artists L-R) Ralph Drautz | Doyle Chapman | Ralph Drautz
Artist: Kurt Drury
Artist: Bob Jarriel
(Artists L-R) Steve Allen | Barbara Dietrich | Tommy Oates
(Artists L-R) Doyle Chapman | Gertie Henson | Tommy Oates
Painting Signed by Residents

We See You Art Exhibit

(L-R) Isaac & Pauline Lawson | David Goff & Pauline Lawson | Ralph Drautz
(L-R) Ralph Drautz & David Goff | Grace & Kenneth Borchers | Eddie Whitney & David Goff
(L-R) David Goff & Doyle Chapman | Barbara Dietrich & David Goff
(L-R) Bob Jarriel & David Goff | Bob Jarriel | Tommy Oates

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Because the VA subsidizes much of a Veteran’s cost to stay at a VLB Texas State Veterans Home, daily out-of-pocket rates are well below average and include the cost of medications for Veterans. Residents can choose between a spacious private or semi-private room based upon availability. Alzheimer’s units at each home provide highly specialized care, including beautifully landscaped, secure courtyards. Like all VLB programs, the Texas State Veterans Homes are self-supporting and cost Texas taxpayers virtually nothing.

For additional information on VLB Texas State Veterans Homes and Cemeteries, and land, home and home improvement loans, call 1–800–252-VETS (8387), or visit TexasVeterans.com. Follow the Texas Veterans Land Board on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Read more blogs at TexasVeteransBlog.com and listen to The Dog Tag at TexasVeteransPodcast.com.