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Featured Artist - art students at VTC Enterprises

Welcome to the Featured Artist page, enjoy Your stay.

This June and July, Valley Art Gallery is honored to feature the artwork from art students at VTC Enterprises.

The artists themselves will be attending an Artist's Reception on June 16, from 5 - 7 pm.

The artwork is a result of art classes held at VTC from October 2016 - May 2017. This pilot program, begun by the Ian M Hassett Foundation, was a collaborative effort with the support of VTC and Valley Arts Gallery. Funding was provided by Altrusa Intl-Golden Valley, the Santa Barbara Office of Arts & Culture, the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation and the Santa Barbara Arts Commission.
The inspiration for this program came from a desire to marry the arts with disabled adults in our community. The class gave the students an opportunity to express themselves as artists and explore art with trained artists and teachers. The classes used different mediums and techniques each month.

The program was enthusiastically received by the students, staff, and our volunteer teachers. The art teachers were Jean Quintana, Beverly Johnson, Jill Iverson and Heidi Gruetzemacher.