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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013 11:17 AM


VSA Colorado/Access Gallery is excited to again provide the rare opportunity for art lovers of all means to access original, exciting pieces at affordable prices! This memorable exhibition and sale features a collection of 10" x 10" square artworks --99 in total--representing a variety of styles and mediums created by a mosaic of well-known and emerging artists, local celebrities and program participants. The public is invited to this one night event on Third Friday September 20, 2013 from 6-9 pm at 909 Santa Fe Drive. For the $9.99 admission fee patrons can participate in the fundraising flurry as fellow art lovers vie to take home their favorite works of art priced from 50 to 250 dollars. Proceeds help benefit the programs of VSA which serve to engage the community by opening doors to creative and educational opportunities for people with disabilities to access and experience the arts.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at www[dot]acccessgallery[dot]org Galleries of images may be viewed at facebook[dot]com[slash]VSACAccessGallery. Purchased artwork may be carried the night of the event. Works not sold on the evening of the event will be shown and sold through First Friday October 4.

Twenty of the pieces in the show were created by artists with disabilities--including Matt Sesow, Alonzo Clemons, Javier Flores and Nancy Rourke--which serves to represent the roughly 20 percent of people in the U.S. with disabilities. Five artists from VSA's ArtWorks program, have pieces in the show including AJ Kiel who was recently awarded a cash prize and the opportunity to have a piece shown at the Smithsonian Institution as part of an exhibition highlighting disabled artists from around the nation. Other artists contributing works have some connection to VSA, having worked as a volunteer or teacher--such as Phil Bender, Jennifer Collins, Tony Ortega and Carlos Fresquez and Rik Sargent--or are otherwise notable for the importance of their work.

This event is also a great occasion for visitors to meet youth participants in the VSA programs, learn about the corporate art program.

Access Gallery would like to thank their generous sponsors, The Diaz Group, Xcel Beyond, Nostalgia Group Inc., Unique Litho, Jimmy's Urban Bar and Grill, Avery Brewing, EZ Register, Katherine Lees, Perry Matthews, Donna Baker-Breningstall, Dynamic Database Design and Guaranteed Rate, for their assistance with this event.

VSA Colorado/Access Gallery is an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative and educational opportunities for people with disabilities to access and experience the arts. The gallery is located at 909 Santa Fe Drive, in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe and welcomes visitors Tuesday-Friday 10am- 5pm and First Fridays until 9pm. For more information call 303-777-0797 (TTY 303-777-0796) or visit www[dot]accessgallery[dot]org.

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