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Exhibit Program

VSA Minnesota has for many years displayed 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 were chosen because of the excellence of their work and their continuing dedication to their art form. The goal has been 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.

Because of our impending closure at the end of September 2019, VSA Minnesota no longer is coordinating art shows by artists with disabilities at Vision Loss Resources, Inc. in Minneapolis, but VLR is featuring work by artists who are blind in their lobby, open Monday-Friday, 8:00– 4:30, at 1936 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. The parking lot is off the southbound lane on Lyndale.

VSA Minnesota will feature an exhibit of new work by 2018 Emerging Artist Grant recipients from August 13-22, 2019 in the lobby of the Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts at 516 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis. A reception with the artists was held August 15. Please check out these grant-winning artists:
D. Allen — Minneapolis — multi-media, fiber art
Mike Harris, Jr. — Minneapolis — painting
Harrison Halker Heinks — Edina — photography
Chris Juhn — Burnsville — photography
Shelia D. Nelson — St. Paul — photography

A number of arts organizations feature work by artists with disabilities, keep a few places in mind:
Interact Center for Visual & Performing Arts is in the Midway area of St. Paul.
Anodyne Artist Company is also in St. Paul’s Midway area.
The Show Art Gallery is in Lowertown St. Paul.
Avivo Artworks is in Minneapolis at 1825 Chicago Ave. S.
When we hear of other individual art exhibits by artists with disabilities, we’ll list them on VSA Minnesota’s website in News, Exhibits or the Calendar.

Art by Artists with Disabilities

A number of Minnesota arts organizations feature work by artists with disabilities. Here are a few:
Interact Center for Visual & Performing Arts is in the Midway area of St. Paul.
Anodyne Artist Company is also in St. Paul’s Midway area.
The Show Art Gallery is in Lowertown St. Paul.
Avivo Artworks is in Minneapolis at 1825 Chicago Ave. S.

If you know of other individual art exhibits by artists with disabilities, let us know and we’ll list them on VSA Minnesota’s website in News, Exhibits or the Calendar.