Taking an artistic break

I’m in Washington, D.C.!

My husband, Bob Neal, and I are part of a Boise contingent of VSA, http://www.vsarts.org/ the international organization on arts and disability founded more than 35 years ago by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith. The organization’s mission is twofold: to provide arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities AND increase access to the arts for all.

We are here to attend the International VSA Festival. It’s sort of a fact-finding mission: to go seek out art and artists, attend workshops, events and performances, glean everything we can, then report back. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it:

The others in our group are: Evelyn Mason, Sam Anderson, Susan (Susie) Scarcello, Surel Mitchell, Jason Pitto Marilyn Cosho and Ruth Piispanen. We are artists and lovers of art and will fill our senses β€” and bring it on home!

I will hopefully keep you entertained and show you snippets of what we are oh-so-lucky to see, hear and do. For our first few days, we are able to see as much of Our Nation’s Capitol as we can; then we’ll roll up our sleeves and get to work.

I will post a few hand-held videos I took at the National Art Gallery, in the East Building as soon as I can get them downloaded. I will be sending you bits and pieces as we go along, kind of like e-postcards. Enjoy β€” and wish you were here!

In the meantime, visit the VSA Boise Web site and find out more: http://www.vsarts.org/


One response to “Taking an artistic break

  1. Amber Grubb

    Sounds like fun, Jeanne! What a great cause and a wonderful opportunity. Enjoy yourselves. πŸ™‚

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