Opening Reception March 28 2014, 4-7pm
The Open Door Gallery presents "Sustaining/Creating" which is the 11th exhibition by VSA and Volkswagen Group of America as part of the Kennedy Center's annual Emerging Artists Program. This longtime collaboration is an opportunity for visual artists with disabilities, ages 16 - 25, to receive national recognition at the start of their careers. Culminating in a 2012 exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution and cash awards totaling $60,000 sponsored by Volkswagen, the Emerging Artists Program validates young artists at a critical time when many are deciding whether or not to pursue the arts as their livelihood.
Prior to exhibiting at VSA Massachusetts' Open Door Gallery, Sustaining/Creating exhibited in Washington DC, Virginia, Kentucky, Colorado, New York, and Saint Petersburg Russia. Our opening reception of March 28, 2014 at 4-7pm will include a conversation with four of the award winning artists at 6pm.Tweet