Folsom Lake College’s Disabled Student Services and Programs (DSP&S) has hosted a Disability Awareness Art Week for the past five years, with great success.
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This year the college will hold a week-long exhibit of artwork produced by students with disabilities Nov 4 to 7.
The event will be held at the Folsom Lake College Folsom campus and will spotlight the students’ artistic achievements. It will feature painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and digital art media.
The art week promotes the students’ self-esteem, pride in their talents, and fosters an awareness of the creative achievements of students with physical, psychological or learning disabilities.
Students with a verified disability who are currently enrolled in any of the four Los Rios college campuses (American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, and Sacramento City College) are encouraged to submit their artwork.
Each student must submit artwork in digital format. The acceptable format for entries is JPEG (.jpeg) sent by e-mail or burned onto a CD-Rom or DVD. The DSP&S staff at Folsom Lake College is available to assist with these submissions and can be contacted at 916-608-6611.
A community reception on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will recognize the students’ talents and will showcase their artwork. This event is open to the public.
Stipends will be given to the top submissions for: Best of Show, Honorable Mentions, and Harris Awards. These scholarship stipends will be awarded during the reception.
The college is currently accepting submissions now and will accept artwork until 5 p.m. on Oct. 18. Submit entries to: email@example.com or DSPS/Tim McHargue, c/o Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom, 95630.