Smithsonian to feature artists with disabilities
WASHINGTON (AP) - Artwork by 15 emerging artists with disabilities is going on view next week at the Smithsonian Institution, and the artists are being awarded cash prizes.
The artists were selected in a juried competition organized by VSA, an affiliate of the Kennedy Center. VSA was formerly known as Very Special Arts. It was founded by Jean Kennedy Smith, the last living sibling of President John F. Kennedy.
The works go on view Sept. 7 at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center on the National Mall.
Dimelza Broche of Jacksonville, Fla., won the top prize of $20,000 for her oil-on-canvas painting "Soul Reader." Emily McPeek of Van Nuys, Calif., was awarded $10,000 for her oil painting "Women Praying." And Xi Nan of Decorah, Iowa, won $6,000 for works in porcelain.
RecommendedRecent Facebook Activity
Only On 7
Now you can get customized weather right down to your street! Plan your day and week ahead with ABC7's Interactive 7-day forecast!
TBD Blogs What you need to read
The Market Report
@TBD On Foot
Best of TBD In case you missed it
Here's a visual look at the eight most delicious, disgusting meals in the country.