VSA: Visual Arts Exhibition
VSA, the international organization on arts and disability founded by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, presents three commissioned large-scale visual arts installations by studios inclusive of artists with mental illness and intellectual disabilities.
- Jan. 12 - Feb. 13, 2011
- Hall of States
- All Day
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VSA, the international organization on arts and disability founded by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, commissioned three large-scale visual arts installations by art studios inclusive of artists with mental illness and intellectual disabilities as part of the Kennedy Center's celebration.
• Art Enables' artists created Diverse Design, a larger-than-life installation of decorated benches, birdhouses, pottery, and paintings, and a backdrop by Charles Meissner that pays homage to the studio's home city of Washington, D.C.
• The Fountain Gallery of New York City brings a three-part installation addressing the extremes of bipolar disorder, conceptualized by lead artist Bernie Stote.
• The Arts of Life of Chicago presents an installation featuring human-scale handmade puppets and a parade of ten-foot tall paintings, inspired by the artists' chosen theme, "Sticky Situations."
Performance Timing: The exhibition is FREE and open to the public from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.