Voices of VALA
2020: ENVISIONING A NEW AGE
I am proud of VALA's history and the impact we had during the many years we held brick and mortar spaces for our events.
InterUrban Arthouse has since opened their fabulous new space and it is a tremendous resource for artists and valuable asset to the community I love. Thanks to the tireless efforts and commitment of IUAH founder, Nicole Emanuel and her organization, I feel confident expanding my vision for VALA as an independent artist without the responsibilities of maintaining a physical space. My deepest gratitude to Nicole Emanuel, Angie Hejduk and Wolfe Brack for giving artists a stable place to thrive and for welcoming me into their family when I myself was in need of a studio and support.
VALA was never a business or an organization, it was as much my voice as anything I have ever written or painted. It was the manifestation of my vision and philosophy about the transformational power of art. In the new decade, VALA will present the inspirational voices of Visual, Auditory and Literary Artists of all stages of life and career as a 501c3 in partnership with other existing venues and organizations regionally and nationally.
We are in the process of forming a board to continue the VALA mission of connecting, collaborating, creating and building community. We are currently seeking space to develop our work as independent, inter-generational and interdisciplinary Contemporary artists.
Thank you for the faith, love and support of all who have been and continue to be part of my life and the VALA journey.
Peace & Love,