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Seeing Light in the Darkness – A Review

Book cover of Seeing Light in the Darkness with author Jeffrey Smith driving a convertible car the wrong way down a one-way street, holding the steering wheel with right hand and holding his red & white cane out the window with his left.

Minnesota writer and performer, Jeff Smith, has self-published a book titled, Seeing Light in the Darkness. He has written this work in collaboration with writer and friend John Arehart. VSA Minnesota Executive Director Craig Dunn has written a review and it is included here:

Comments (0) • Posted in Artists with Disabilities,News by Craig Dunn on March 28, 2014.

ReAL Teaching Artist Workshop on 4/4/14 Postponed; moved to 4/16/14

FRIDAY, APRIL 4th Workshop Postponed – Workshop moved to Wednesday, April 16
Join VSA Minnesota, the Perpich Center for Arts Education and the Paramount Visual and Performing Arts Center for the first “Reaching All Learners” (ReAL) professional development workshop designed for VSA Minnesota roster teaching artists and other teaching artists from across the state. It’s now Wednesday, April 16th in St. Cloud.

Comments (0) • Posted in News,Workshops for Teaching Artists by Jon Skaalen on March 18, 2014.

Lundi Gras in 2014 – Loondi Gras for 2015

Loondi Gras fundraising event in February of 2015 will be a mash-up of Minnesota and Mardi Gras cultures, icons, food and music.

Comments (0) • Posted in Artists with Disabilities,News by Craig Dunn on March 3, 2014.

2014 ADA Access Improvement Grants available

Image of the Metro area & Lake Region ADA Improvement Grant cover pages.

VSA Minnesota has two grant opportunities for nonprofit arts organizations in the Twin Cities (served by the Metro Regional Arts Council) and in northwest Minnesota (served by the Lake Region Arts Council).

Comments Off • Posted in Announcements,Featured,Workshops for Arts Organizations by Craig Dunn on February 12, 2014.

Minnesota Disability Mural Project

A round textured mass of red, magenta and yellow on a background of orange and yellow brushstrokes that all lead to the mass of red;

Nearly 800 people participated from the Twin Cities and St. Cloud metro areas. Over one thousand 1’ x 1’ panels were created during the summer of 2013 and exhibited at Gallery Saint Germain in St. Cloud and City Center in Minneapolis in October 2013.

Comments (0) • Posted in Slide by VSA Minnesota on January 2, 2014.

Artists with Disabilities receive Jerome Grants

Seven Minnesota artists were awarded grants of $1,500 each by VSA Minnesota in December 2013. The 18th annual competitive grant, funded by the Jerome Foundation, recognizes excellence by emerging Minnesota artists with disabilities and encourages them to complete new work.

Comments (0) • Posted in Artists with Disabilities,News by VSA Minnesota on .