WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS Caremark's philanthropic program All Kids Can and VSA will present their "State of the Art" exhibition as part of the 2010 International VSA Festival in Washington, D.C.
The exhibition, which features artwork created by students ages 5 through 15 years, all of whom live with a disability, is part of the joint program between CVS Caremark and VSA called "All Kids Can … CREATE!" An official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Tuesday. The 2010 International VSA Festival is the largest arts and disability event to take place in Washington, D.C., to date, and will feature artists with disabilities in venues citywide from June 6 to 12. All 5,500 entries to the call will be included in an online art gallery at VSArts.org and in an interactive digital kiosk at the exhibition.
"Our partnership with VSA extends the All Kids Can mission to ensure that children of all abilities can learn, play and succeed in life," said Eileen Howard Dunn, SVP corporate communications and community relations for CVS Caremark. "Art therapy has helped many children living with a disability to find new ways to achieve success, and we couldn't be more proud to bring together these student artists from across the country to celebrate their achievements at the 2010 International VSA Festival."