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All Kids Can...CREATE!

VSA believes that when it comes to creating art, all kids can, because all kids do. This year, VSA and CVS Caremark "All Kids Can" joined together in a comprehensive national campaign to expand arts-based programming for children with disabilities. All 6,300 CVS Caremark locations and all VSA affiliates across the country were part of the effort.

 

VSA South Carolina teamed up with the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the SC Arts Commission in May 2008 to host "All Charleston Kids Can...Create!" The visual arts exhibit featured artwork created by Charleston students with disabilities and exceptional abilities.

 

Artwork by Destiny, a 12-year-old student from Lancaster, was selected to appear in the national All Kids Can...CREATE! exhibit. The exhibition features the work of 51 children, one from each state and the District of Columbia.

 

artwork by destiny

 

Destiny's Starburst
mixed media (16" x 16")

 

Destiny says, "Art makes me happy. I like trying new things. This starburst is like a beautiful flower growing when the sun shines and it opens for the first time."

 

 

 

 

September: EdCeptional Kids Month

VSA South Carolina is collaborating with EdVenture to host EdCeptional Kids Month throughout September. EdCeptional Kids Month celebrates the abilities of children and individuals who are facing life with the challenges of a disability.

 

Teachers from the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind have planned unique art projects for families of children with visual disabilities. Visit the EdVenture calendar to view events planned in September.

 

Free Sunday Admission!

Throughout September, special events will be offered in the museum to showcase the talents of children across South Carolina who have soared beyond the restrictions that a disability can create. Through the generosity of donors, children with disabilities and their families will be admitted free on Sundays in September.

 

VSA-South Carolina

 

For more information, contact Arts Accessibility Coordinator and VSA-South Carolina Executive Director Julia M. Brown at (803) 734-0445.