National Art Awardees

Art Access/VSA arts of Utah is proud to announce that the collaborative artwork of brother and sister, Sam and Sara Weyrich of Salt Lake City has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the “Discover What Art Is . . .” Exhibit that is currently being shown at the Union Station in Washington, D.C.

Students with and without disabilities, grades K ­ 12, from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and participating countries submitted works of art that reflected their perspective of “what art is” and why it is important to them.

Sam 4, and Sara 6, were among the 10 young artists who were chosen as representatives and brought to Washington, D.C., with their families to participate in a Congressional Reception on June 9, where they were honored
for their work. Sam and Sarah were given their award by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, who founded the VSA arts organization in 1974 to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts. Also attending the Congressional Reception was Utah artist, Alison Perreault, who teaches the Weyrich children in the Kindred Spirits program.

This article originally appeared in the July 2005 edition of 15 Bytes

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