KSBA's main meeting space has become an "art gallery" of sorts; special-needs youths' talents on exhibit to members, visitors

Since late September, many visitors to KSBA’s Frankfort offices have seen a decidedly different visual celebration of Kentucky students.

The main conference room and its entrance way now feature a selection of artworks created by students with special needs and promoted by the Bowling Green-based, nonprofit organization, Very Special Arts-Kentucky.

The display is the brainchild of KSBA Executive Director Mike Armstrong, who became involved with VSAKY nearly 20 years ago when he ran the Kentucky Department of Education’s Exceptional Childrens Services unit.

The conference room is used virtually every month by outside groups in addition to KSBA-related meetings. Armstrong said, “The opportunity to display this art will, I hope, help spread the word about VSA and the skills of these students.”

You can see more about the exhibit coming Nov. 1 in the next edition of KSBA’s magazine, the Kentucky School Advocate.

Photo above: VSAKY Executive Director Delaire Rowe recently visited KSBA to get a first-hand look at how the special needs student artwork has been displayed.

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