ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Through June 2015, the City of Albuquerque is recognizing artists and galleries throughout the area with their “On The Map” exhibition. One gallery and set of artists is from the VSA North Fourth Art Center.
With creativity, imagination and passion, the artists from the VSA have combined those elements to be expressed on paper, canvas or through sculpture. The particular title of their exhibit is “Everyone Creates.”
“We hope that by including everyone working here at North Fourth, we present them to a broader audience with the On The Map series,” says Christopher MacQueen from the VSA North Fourth Art Center.
The artwork on display at the VSA didn’t come from just any artist, it came from the students, teachers and administrators who make that place possible.
“Well, it’s really great to see them because this is a multi-functional space,” adds MacQueen. “We transform it into a gallery for our openings, but during the day it’s a lunchroom, it’s a meeting place and seeing them at lunch go up to their work and say I made that and a lot of artists showed up to the opening really excited that their art was hanging on the wall and included in the exhibit.”
The VSA North Fourth Art Center has been providing a space for helping people with developmental disabilities for over thirty years. Within that area, there are arts classes and even a theater where they can perform. Audiences taking in the latest exhibit can not only walk away with having broadened their artistic horizons, but make a difference in a young artists life at the same time.
“They like to see the varied styles and different types of work that we create,” says MacQueen. “We set each piece of art at $21 each so it makes it affordable for everyone coming in here to buy a piece of art by one of our artists.”
For more information on the VSA North Fourth Art Center, you can visit their website. If you would like to follow the City of Albuquerque’s “On The Map” series, you can find that link here through the City of Albuquerque.