Smithsonian To Feature Artists With Disabilities
An exhibit debuting next week at the Smithsonian Institution will feature the work of 15 emerging artists with disabilities.
The works to be displayed include everything from oil paintings to porcelain pieces created by those with special needs ages 16 to 25 from across the country. All of the art focuses on the theme “momentum.”
Those participating in the exhibit organized by VSA were selected by a jury of professionals in the arts and were each awarded a share of $60,000 in prizes.
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VSA is an affiliate of the Kennedy Center that was started by Jean Kennedy Smith, a sister to President John F. Kennedy. The group focuses on increasing opportunities in the arts for people with disabilities.
The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 7 through Jan. 22 at the S. Dillon Ripley Center of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.