Exploring Visual Arts across Madison
Apr 23, 2014
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Art of All Abilities

Art of All Abilities

PHOTO BY KATIE VAUGHN

"Colorful Spring Flowers" by Kelly Johnson

If you’re in search of artistic inspiration, look no further than Visual Expressions: A Call for Art Exhibition. The annual show, put on by VSA Wisconsin, features 235 works of art made by children, young adults and adults with disabilities. 

Showcased throughout the VSA Wisconsin’s headquarters on Madison's north side, the vibrant and expressive paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures, mobiles and more are breathtakingly diverse in style, tone and subject matter.

“Every year it’s very eclectic,” says Kathie Wagner, president of VSA Wisconsin.

“Our artists come in all shapes and forms,” she adds, pointing out that due to age, experience and ability, some artists are quite sophisticated in their talent while others are more naïve.

But all have created pieces worth perusing. Ten of the works, chosen by jurors, will be added to a thirty-piece collection that travels the state. And several works by young adults (artists ages sixteen to twenty-two) and adults are available for purchase.

Visual Expressions runs through May 3 at the VSA Wisconsin Gallery. A special reception will be held May 2 during Gallery Night, as well as a public reception May 3.

For more information, visit vsawis.org.

SLIDESHOW: Visual Expressions

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A perk of being managing editor of Madison Magazine is the opportunity to delve into exciting aspects of the city—and Madison's art scene is one of my favorites. It's dynamic, diverse and always inspiring. Join me here for artist interviews, details on events, exhibition previews, reviews and more.

Find past arts coverage on my former blog.

– Katie Vaughn
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