VSA presents Detour – Visual Art Exhibition featuring 15 Emerging Artists with Disabilities

April 29th, 2019 through June 20th, 2019

VSA, the Kennedy Center’s international organization on arts and disability, presents 15 young artists with disabilities, ages 18 to 25, in a traveling exhibition.  Titled Detour, this year-long national tour is presented through generous support from Volkswagen Group of America.

The 2018 VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program of the Kennedy Center, drew submissions from talented young artists with disabilities from around the U.S.  This year’s theme, around which the artists were challenged to create work, was to embrace life’s detours, to seize and explore the spontaneous forays off the beaten path, to consider what’s possible, and to celebrate the marvelous and unexpected.  The winners, selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants, were chosen based on the quality of their work, artistic proficiency, and enlightening or compelling interpretations of the theme.

Detour will be in SKyPAC’s main gallery until June 20th, 2019.


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