Friday, October 16, 2009

VSA North 4th Arts Center

photos by Elaine A. Russell

The other day I went to visit a friend as she was getting done work. She works at the VSA Arts of New Mexico on 4th Street in ABQ. I have been to this place before, but only briefly. Now... I got the tour.

"North Fourth Art Center is a contemporary art center with a social mission. Our independent nonprofit name is VSA arts of New Mexico (VSA NM), affiliated with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Our center is dedicated to full accessibility in the arts for people of all abilities, ages, cultures and income levels. Since 1981, we have focused on providing arts education and exhibition opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. "

The Center encompasses programs through AmeriCorps, The VSA CenterArts, City CenterArts, and an explosive Outreach program.

The center has a gallery, ceramics studio, multiple classrooms, and a theater. "N4th Theater is a state-of-the-art, fully accessible 4,000-square-foot black box theater that produces challenging and adventurous contemporary performing arts productions and events, hosts two resident companies and serves as a community arts, culture and education resource."
---Not to mention... ALOT of cool art from the people who go there :)

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