PCA is proud to partner with VSA Charlottesville/Albemarle (formerly known as Very Special Arts) on an exhibit in the CitySpace Gallery for the month of July.
VSA Charlottesville/Albemarle was formed in 2000. VSA, an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is dedicated to promoting the creative power in people with disabilities. Through a wide range of programming, the organization encourages community members to build confidence through creative expression.
VSA Charlottesville/Albemarle sponsors art exhibits, hands-on art workshops, an annual music recital, an annual poetry book, and other special events. Last year, the organization worked with over 8,000 individuals in the Charlottesville area.
Participating artists include: Romney Brand, Justin Connor, Robin Hoffman, Elizabeth Locke Ryan, John J. Trippel, and Chris Wharam. There will also be artwork on display from community members associated with local partners of VSA, including the Alzheimer’s Association Arts Fusion Program, the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) Adult Care Center (ACC), The Post High Program, and the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center.
Watch a great segment from NBC29 WVIR about the exhibit here or check out a wonderful segment from CBS19 here.
To celebrate the exhibit, PCA will host a First Fridays opening reception on Friday, July 5 from 5:30-7:00pm at CitySpace. Light refreshments will be provided and many of the exhibiting artists will be present. This event is FREE and open to the public.
CitySpace is located at 100 5th St NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 on the Downtown Mall. The CitySpace Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Questions about CitySpace Gallery? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Image Credit: “Bull’s Eye” by Chris Wharam]