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Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2012 7:53 PM

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Shake, Rattle and Roll is a new exhibit of works created by the Artists of VSA Colorado/Access Gallery. With the goal of providing creative and educational opportunities for people with disabilities, this show highlights how different programs allow their students access and experience the arts. The show runs November 16- December 21, 2012 at 909 Santa Fe Drive. The public is invited to view and purchase artwork Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm and during the following special events:

Opening Reception: Third Friday, November 16, 5-8 pm
First Friday Art Walk: December 7, 5-9 pm
Closing Reception and Holiday Party: Third Friday, December 21, 5-8 pm (Last day to pick up commissioned artwork.)

Shake. Back for the third year, our Students from the ArtWorks program will be exhibiting their custom pet portraits. As a way to help inspire their future animal paintings and learn more about their favorite breeds, they visited a local doggie day care to interact and “shake” hands with the dogs. Everyone is invited to bring in a photo of their pet and have a student of their choice create an affordable painting on canvas! Orders for custom pet portraits, can be place now through December 7th to be ready in time for the holidays.

Rattle. After a field trip to the Denver Art Museum, the Explorers Group from the Colorado Easter Seals Society created work in the style of the artist, El Anatsui. With the use of bottle caps, fabric, and other items supplied by Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) they have created mixed media works that “rattle” when moved.

Roll. Professional artist Emily vonSwearingen worked with several of our young artists on a photographic piece about transportation for people with disabilities in Denver. Using the light rail, bus system, bikes and the occasional hike across town, each of these young people learned how to navigate the city and keep on a “roll”— a vital skill for self-sufficiency.


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 or visit accessgallery(dot)org.


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