Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Art in Bloom

From DC Style Magazine
Opening night of "Art in Bloom"
opening reception, June 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Stop by the youth-run WVSA Articulate Gallery on Thursday, June 14, for the opening night of "Art in Bloom." The beauty behind the show stems from the artists themselves: all are students who have learning disabilities. "WVSA Arts Connection teaches them to use the arts as a tool to learn about academic and social skills in order to become members of the community at large,” explains the nonprofit's CEO and president Larry Riccio. During the summer season, 65 students ranging in age from 14 to 24 years old will make art primarily in the 2D form at WVSA (formerly Washington Very Special Arts).

If you can’t make it to the opening reception, check out area CVS stores where artwork from the students will be displayed. Buy a piece of art (anywhere between $75 and $400) and part of the proceeds goes toward the young artist.

WVSA Arts Connection
1100 16th St., N.W.
Washington, DC

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