Monday, August 15, 2005

Da Vinci Kids goes to Hilliard House

For Immediate Release

Contact: Krishanna Spencer
Phone: (804) 230-0246

"Da Vinci Kids: Have Clay Will Travel"

VSA arts of Virginia: Richmond Partners with Hilliard House to Provide Art to Children in Need.


Who: Da Vinci Kids, a program of VSA arts of Virginia’s flagship visual arts program, the Da Vinci Project, gives children with and without disabilities and challenges access to professionally staffed and equipped studios, creating an inclusive and nurturing environment in which to start creating art, often for the first time.

What: Weekly visual art instruction for the children at Hilliard House, an organization which provides women and children in need of housing a temporary, supportive home that attends to the growth of the whole person.

Where: Hilliard House
3900 Nine Mile Rd
Richmond, VA 23223

Wednesday Evenings; 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

VSA arts of Virginia: Richmond is delighted to announce that Da Vinci Kids and Hilliard House have partnered to provide ongoing visual art classes to children in need at Hilliard House. Beginning Wednesday, August 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, classes will begin with ceramics and are tentatively scheduled to move into other art mediums at a later date. Classes are designed to introduce kids to the visual arts and teach them skills and techniques that are not only fun but can also be applied to life challenges, providing self-confidence, empowerment and positive communication skills in a creative and nurturing environment with professional working artists.

For more information or to volunteer contact Krishanna Spencer, District Coordinator at (804) 230-0246 or email


VSAVA is a non-profit tax-exempt, 501c3 organization based in Richmond and an accredited affiliate of the national organization VSA arts (formerly Very Special Arts). Founded in 1974 by Jean Kennedy Smith, VSA arts of Virginia provides access to the arts for people with disabilities for purposes of education, recreation and career development.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Call for Art for Artists With Disabilities

HOW: Enter up to 3 pieces of two or three dimensional hanging art work to be shown at Max's Positive Vibe Café. Call or e-mail for an exhibition form to send slides, CD or photos or call to arrange to drop them off at the office.

WHEN: All entries will be juried during the week of August 22nd and the results announced by August 29. Show will hang September 1st through the 30th.

WHERE: Max's Positive Vibe Café, Richmond, VA. Highly publicized and popular, Max’s Positive Vibe Café is a fully-working restaurant and bar training individuals with disabilities and economic disadvantages in the food service industry. The Café has generously invited VSA arts of Virginia-Richmond to exhibit artwork in its restaurant. Wall space in the entrance foyer and dining room is available for display on a monthly basis. Artists working in all media are encouraged to submit work for consideration. Sales information will be displayed with the artwork for VSAVA- Richmond to facilitate sales of artwork through its office.

Deadline: Monday, August 15, 2005

Postal Address: Exhibition Coordinator
0 East 4th Street, Studio, Studio 50
Richmond, VA 23224

E-mail Address:

Phone: 804.230.0246