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Joshua Dixon Artist Interview on Action, Spectacle Issue 1

June 12, 2019

What's this Now, I understand, your right eye works well, but becomes tired as the day goes on, and visual stimulus and information is processed more slowly. Your left eye, which is only able to detect some light, is covered with a protective plastic cover, changed daily. Your prosthetic ears are modeled on your mother’s. Meanwhile, your nose—which you have to put stints in when you sleep to prevent suffocating—lips and cheekbones have all been reconstructed. 
      Do you get tired of being asked about the dog attack you experienced as a child, and the various subsequent impacts from it? Or is it something people actually shy away from talking with you about? ​ item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Meet the Winners of the 2018 VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition

September 06, 2019

Since 2002, the Kennedy Center and Volkswagen Group of America have teamed up for the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, to recognize and showcase the work of emerging young artists living with disabilities, ages 16-25, who are currently residing in the United States. Detour, the 17th exhibition presented as part of the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, gives 15 young artists the opportunity to display their work in venues across the United States where each artist’s individual talent, mode of expression, and view of the world is showcased and valued.

Face The Future Foundation's First Scholarship Recipient

March 17, 2018

He is a freshman at an art collage and he aspires to be an art therapist, or child life specialist, to help young people recover from crises, the way he was helped during his many hospital stays. Congratulations Joshua on your $5,000 scholarship award!!

2017 BFA Exhibition Recipients Announced

November 17, 2017

A big congratulations to all of the participants in the 2017 BFA Exhibition! This year’s exhibition is a fantastic reflection of the breadth of work being created in each program of the college. The BFA Exhibition Awards Ceremony took place on November 16, 2017, and the following students were presented with awards

A young survivor finds a refuge in Maine

November 19, 2017

A dog attack when he was 8 altered Joshua Dixon's life forever. But it's how the 18-year-old Portland art school freshman has adapted since that makes him stand out.

10 years after pit bull attack, teen heals through art and dreams of helping others

August 25, 2017

At the age of eight, Joshua Dixon was attacked by two pit bulls while he was coming home from school. Fifty-nine surgeries later, Joshua has persevered. He starts art college next week in Maine, and attributes his art talent to the art therapy he received at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep and Comer Children's Hospital, where doctors and nurses are like family.hat's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

2017 All-City Visual Arts Senior Portfolio Exhibition

January 12, 2017

This week, some of the most talented student artists in the District saw their work displayed at the All-City Visual Arts Senior Portfolio Exhibition. This event was hosted by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and featured drawings, paintings, photography, video, and digital art from 64 high school seniors.

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