VSA Minnesota displays artwork by Minnesota artists with disabilities in a variety of locations. Some exhibits feature one artist, while other exhibits include the work of many artists. In some instances their disability directly influences their art; in other cases their disability has little or no effect on their work. In all instances, the artists are chosen because of the excellence of their work and their continuing dedication to their art form.
Our goal is to encourage these artists by giving them a place to exhibit and sell their artwork while increasing awareness within the general population about the creativity and talent of people with disabilities. Artworks displayed are for sale and all profits go to the working artist.
One long-standing art venue for VSA Minnesota is Vision Loss Resources, Inc. in Minneapolis. Its mission is to assist people who are blind or visually impaired in achieving their full potential and to enrich the lives of all persons affected by blindness or vision loss. Their offices are open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Other recent exhibits were at Park State Bank and Homewood Studios in Minneapolis and MRA – The Management Association, in Plymouth.
To be considered for future VSA Minnesota art exhibits, contact exhibit coordinator Halle O’Falvey at 612-332-3888, ext. 4, or email@example.com. Interested artists can also review and complete the Exhibiting Artwork Guidelines & Form and submit to VSA Minnesota.
Bloom: Saori Weavings
Showing Nov. 7, 2-16 – March 7, 2017
Vision Loss Resources
1936 Lyndale Ave. S.
(at Franklin Avenue)
This exhibit, part of a rotating series of exhibits coordinated by VSA Minnesota, features Saori weavings by a group of artists calling themselves Bloom. Work by VSA Emerging Artist Grantee Devra Goldstein is also in the show. This compassionate team of Saori weavers works together to create beautiful art three days a week at White Bear Center for the Arts, creating their work and enjoying interacting with other artists from the community. Their work is as unique as each artist. Coordinator Chiaki O’Brien says, “We love to work with our hands, be creative, and be active choice makers. We are excited to share all of the knowledge we have gained with other artists. It is our dream to be able to use our unique skills to teach others about what we love to do. We love our work and we hope you do, too!”