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 — 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 — and wish you were here!
In the meantime, visit the VSA Boise Web site and find out more: http://www.vsarts.org/