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It Might be Difficult, But Sometimes You Just Have to Make a Choice

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…

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Added by Craig Dunn on December 14, 2017 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

Persistence, support & hard work too!

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…

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Added by Craig Dunn on November 13, 2017 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

Thinking About a Career in the Arts? - Let's Get Started

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…

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Added by Craig Dunn on October 23, 2017 at 9:21am — 3 Comments

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