County Executive Donovan Welcomes Statewide Touring Exhibition of Artwork by Students with Disabilities
By Post Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT
Hackensack - County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan announced that the Bergen County Department of Human Services’ Division on Disability Services will host the final tour of the 2013 VSA State Art Par Excellence Exhibition featuring artwork by students with disabilities, September 16th through September 27th, 2013. The artwork will be on display in the first floor lobby at the Bergen County Administration Building, One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack. The exhibition consists of 22 pieces from several schools from various counties in the state.
A formal opening of the exhibit will be held on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 2:30pm, hosted by County Executive Donovan and the staff of the Division on Disability Services.
Founded in 1978, VSA/NJ is a part of the international VSA arts network, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. VSA/NJ is dedicated to promoting the creative power of people with disabilities. Programming and services include arts education, professional development, award competitions workshops and performances.
“This is an exciting opportunity to view the artworks of our students throughout the state that submitted pieces for the project” said County Executive Donovan. “We are delighted to sponsor this exhibit and welcome the artists and families to join the residents of Bergen County as we host this last stop on the state tour.”
Art Par Excellence is a biennial project of VSA New Jersey, a nonprofit organization. The call for art to be included in the project saw New Jersey schools invited to submit art by students with disabilities through age 21.
The public is invited to visit this free exhibition Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 9:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.