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Monday, June 08, 2009

All Kids Can Create Exhibit, Washington DC





Congratulations Matthew!

The photos above are from the CVS Caremark "All Kids Can Create" Exhibit at Union Station in Washington, DC. This exhibit is sponsored by VSA Arts. My student, Matthew D's artwork was selected as the New Jersey finalist for this exhibit. Winners were selected from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. This exhibit opened in Washington, DC on June 1st and will be on display until June 21st. Matthew & his family and my husband & I traveled to Washington this weekend to see the display and go to the VSA arts Start with the Arts Family Festival at the National Portrait Gallery. WOW -- what an exciting weekend for everyone! We met at Union Station and took lots of great photos, then we took the Metro to the National Portrait Gallery. When we arrived we were directed to the atrium, this beautiful space was filled with tables, FILLED with art supplies and plenty of willing teachers and assistants to help! So Matthew and I sat right down and started working! What a BLAST ~ and for a day, I did not have to be the teacher -- I got to enjoy and create! This exhibit will go on a 2 year national tour of children's museums in the United States. To see all the work from the "All Kids Can Create" Exhibit - CLICK HERE!

All the work was submitted through ARTSONIA, to see all the entries for this exhibit, CLICK HERE to go to the ARTSONIA - All Kids Can Create Gallery!

The experience of participating in this exhibit has been EXCELLENT! As you can see from the photos above, the work was framed beautifully, each piece included the artwork and the artist statement. VSA arts published a beautiful catalog of the exhibit, which provides a wonderful and lasting memory for all the children and their families! Each student whose work was submitted through ARTSONIA received a certificate of participation.

So, if you are an art teacher - make sure to answer the Call For Entires for the All Kids Can Create Contest next year!

Once again Congratulations to Matthew, it was a joy to spend time with him and his family this weekend!

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