Destination Anywhere Exhibit Comes to Gustavus

Posted on November 20th, 2007 by

2006 Grand Prize Winner Emily Alexander’s piece titled <i>Butterfly</i>

2006 Grand Prize Winner Emily Alexander’s piece titled <i>Butterfly</i>

“Destination Anywhere: A Juried Exhibit of 15 Award-Winning Young Artists With Disabilities,” is now open at the Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College. The exhibit will run from Nov. 19 through Jan. 13.

The exhibit is the product of a partnership between VSA arts (formerly Very Special Arts) and Volkswagen of America, Inc. and strives to recognize and showcase young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, who are living in the United States.

Over 20,000 call-for-entries were sent to high schools and colleges around the country, inviting submissions that illustrated the theme “Destination Anywhere.” Participants were asked to consider the picture plane as a destination — a place where the viewer might take a trip they never expected. The call also encouraged artists to contemplate their life and its relationship to art and disability. Selected from 206 submissions, 15 finalists are featured in the exhibit and were awarded a total of $60,000.

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