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Tag Archives: Very Special Arts

VSA FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER 2016

Jan

28

Written by: Mary Dolmovich This year’s Very Special Arts Festival will take place Tuesday, May 3 through Friday, May 6. We will serve nearly 2,300 students, so we will need about 1,300 volunteers. Volunteers will help staff ArtStops, which are short, hands-on activities scattered throughout the Museum’s galleries, as well as guide groups of students […]

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$20k for the 20th!

May

12

It’s an exciting week at the Museum! The 20th Annual VSA (Very Special Arts) Festival kicked off this morning and the Campus is buzzing with happy staff and hardworking volunteers ready to lend a hand and inspire a child. By Friday, the Museum will have hosted over 2500 Special Needs children and their parents and […]

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Healing Through the Arts: Part II

Jun

23

The HEAL Foundation has utilized The Cummer’s galleries, gardens, and experience working with children with disabilities for 19 years and counting. This is part two of a three part series highlighting the benefits art can provide children with autism. Art can play an important role in the lives of many children, teens, and adults diagnosed […]

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Healing Through the Arts: Part I

Jun

09

The HEAL Foundation has found that creativity can alleviate autism symptoms while expanding horizons. This is part one of a three part series that looks at the positive effects the explorations of art provides children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Art can play an important role in the lives of many children, teens, and adults diagnosed […]

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Give a Dollar, Make a Difference! VSA 2014

May

01

Our 2014 VSA Festival begins in just 5 days. The Very Special Arts Festival is held annually at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and provides exciting opportunities in the arts to children with disabilities. Each year…

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Start with the Arts

Nov

11

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is proud to partner with MOCA Jacksonville to host a Start With the Arts training this November. This initiative is funded by VSA, a program…

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