The third leg of my National tour with the In/Finite Earth collection opened this month at the VSA Colorado chapter – Access Gallery. Previously it was installed at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Volkswagen Headquarters in Herndon, VA after finishing it’s three-month long exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution.
Denver,CO – In/Finite Earth is the 12th exhibition in VSA and Volkswagen Group of America’s annual Emerging Artists Program. This longtime collaboration provides 15 selected visual artists who are living with disabilities, ages 16 – 25, with an unprecedented opportunity to receive national recognition at the start of their careers. Culminating in a national tour of the winning artwork, including exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution and other venues across the country.
This year’s theme asked the artists to showcase work that illuminates innovative viewpoints at the intersection of environmentalism, creativity and disability. The winning artwork presents each artist’s distinct and compelling responses to their environment, personal history, and, at times personal disability.
VSA Colorado/Access Gallery is proud to host this exhibit for the second time. This year we are also pleased to have a VSA Colorado/Access Gallery artist AJ Kiel in the show. AJ has worked at VSA Colorado/Access Gallery and by being one of the winners AJ was able to go to DC for the unveiling of this exhibit.