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In partnership with families, the Greater Richmond ARC creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

The ARC Art Project


On April 5, 2008, young artists from the Greater Richmond ARC gave their time and talent to create a unique work of art with Richmond artist Robert Walz. Parents, friends and volunteers supported the children creatively, emotionally and physically while the artists busily went to work.

On April 5, 2008, young artists from the Greater Richmond ARC gave their time and talent to create a unique work of art with Richmond artist Robert Walz. Parents, friends and volunteers supported the children creatively, emotionally and physically while the artists busily went to work.

The children painted wooden discs in the colors of their choice, combining different paint techniques to create a stunning collage. Some used brushes while others used fingers and all delighted in their collaborative effort. Who would have imagined that they would explore -- independently and without instruction -- complex, artistic strategies and decision-making abilities?

The Greater Richmond ARC would like to thank these young artists and their parents for their beautiful work and for thr inspired design of The ARC's 2007 Annual Report. Special thanks to Robert Walz, Fran McDermott and Yvonne Verno for organizing the project.

The artists: Gracie Hazelton, Evan Niamtu, Joey Niamtu, Thomas McDermott and Britlyn Weinstock.