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One of the cool things about the arts is there are so many things you can do as an artist. You can write a story or a poem, you can paint a landscape or photograph a butterfly, you can play the piano or improvise a rap or you can dance in a dance company or act in a play. Unfortunately, you can’t usually do all of those things at the same time, at least not with the same degree of proficiency or energy.
This came to mind earlier today when a woman came into the VSA Minnesota office…Continue
The Star Tribune’s Wednesday edition of Variety, “Through an Artist’s Eyes” has a story about a young man living in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, a Twin Cities suburb. Jimmy Reagan is a 24 year-old who is on the autism spectrum and who is also a visual artist. One day, as a 16 year-old, he started to draw and paint. He hadn’t received any instruction from a…Continue
Hi, I’m Craig Dunn, Executive Director of VSA Minnesota, the state organization on arts and disability. Some of you may have heard me in the“Practical Steps to Making a Career in the Arts Possible” webinar that was presented on November 12 in 2015 and that can still be found on Punch-In!’s Webinar Archives in the Video Library. If you haven’t seen it, you might want to check it out. I have worked in…Continue