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Artistic Expressions

posted: December 16

There is no disability only ability in the arts.  Adults with developmental delays prove this statement to be true with Artistic Expressions at the Lake Mansion.

VSA Nevada/Arts for All Nevada presents Artistic Expressions, an exhibit of artwork created by residents from Holdsworth Group Home, a Carson City facility for adults who have a developmental delay.  On a weekly basis, residents learn about and create art together in a space donated by Frost Yasmer Estates, an accessible apartment building for individuals with qualifying disabilities.   Students are guided by Dana Childs, one of VSAN’s teaching artists.  Childs shares, “These artists are not only talented and create beautiful artistic expressions, but delight in being together and catching up on ‘what’s new’ each week.  It is truly one of the most rewarding teaching environments I’ve ever worked in and some of the most delightful students I’ve had the pleasure of befriending.”

Exhibit: January 5 – 30, 2015

Reception: January 5, 2015 from 5-7 PM

For full press release: Holdsworth press, 1.15 show



Ugly Christmas Sweater Reno Wine Walk


Santa knows the ARTS are important for ALL ages and ALL abilities

Saturday, December 20, 2-5 PM Ugly Christmas Sweater Reno Wine Walk

Not just for kids!  Get your photo taken with Santa and his friendly elf during the Ugly Christmas Sweater Reno Wine Walk.  Santa will be visiting with good (and naughty) adult boys and girls at the Reno eNVy store at 135 N. Sierra Street.  Sit on Santa’s lap (or if you are “Santa shy” sit next to him) and plead your case.  If you are good, you get a candy cane.  Bring your camera and our elf will take your photo so you can share your Santa experience with the world. Optional donation to VSA arts requested to provide quality art programs for Nevadans of all ages and abilities.  Santa is waiting!


VSA International Young Soloists Award Program

posted: November 7

Since 1984, the VSA International Young Soloists Program has identified talented musicians who have a disability. The VSA International Young Soloists Competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians from the United States and the international arena, and supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a career. These emerging musicians receive $2,500, professional development opportunities, and a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Click here for more information and to apply online.