Lecture: “Warrior Brain to Artist Brain” presented by Richard Casper, USMC combat veteran and co-founder of CreatiVets | Nashville Public Radio

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  • November 18, 2017
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Free
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Richard Casper, a United States Marine Corps veteran & the co-founder & program director of CreatiVets, a nonprofit organization that creates a safe, communal environment for veterans to make art & music will present his lecture “Warrior Brain to Artist Brain,” in which he explores his own journey to recovery. The lecture will begin 11am at the Frist Center. During a tour of duty in Iraq, Casper was hit in four separate IED (Improvised Explosive Device) explosions that resulted in traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Richard credits art with helping him reclaim his life and giving it purpose. Through CreatiVets, he talks and teaches across the country (including at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Virginia Commonwealth University) in his outreach to veterans, championing art and music as inspirational tools in the healing process. Educational Programming and Community Outreach Activity Sponsors for World War I and American Art: Ameriprise Financial | Cracker Barrel

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  • bkite@fristcenter.org