Braxton’s Art in the VSA Traveling Exhibit

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Braxton is 13 years old and ths is his first time in the VSA Exhibit but second time having a piece or pieces on display. We are very excited that they were able to put six of Braxton's pieces on display.

Braxton is 13 years old. We are very excited that they were able to put six of Braxton’s pieces on display.

January 6 to February 17, 2014. Please visit Waupaca Library in Waupaca to see some amazing art.

 The arts invite people to leave familiar territory, to explore new answers and seek new questions. The arts offer a means to self-expression, communication, and independence. By learning through the arts, students become lifelong learners, experiencing the joy of discovery and exploration, and the value of each others ideas.

The arts invite people to leave familiar territory, to explore new answers and seek new questions. The arts offer a means to self-expression, communication, and independence. By learning through the arts, students become lifelong learners, experiencing the joy of discovery and exploration, and the value of each others ideas.

The VSA asked local artists that have a disability to bring in some of their art work to be put on display with the other Travaling Exhibits. Braxton submitted six pieces to the show. Five of the art pieces are for sale and the one called, “Mama’s Roses” was created for me. :)

Created for my Mom on an 8 1/2 x 11 white paper using oil pastels. My mom used a double mat in this 11 x 14 frame. I wanted to try and see if I could blend the oil pastels. I found out I could put it took a lot of pressure to blend.

Created for my Mom on an 8 1/2 x 11 white paper using oil pastels. My mom used a double mat in this 11 x 14 frame. I wanted to try and see if I could blend the oil pastels. I found out I could put it took a lot of pressure to blend.

Father Son $67 I used a 11 X 14  tan toned paper with Earth Toned Soft Pastels and Charcoal. I went on the internet to find how to draw different things and I found these funny little solar creatures. I took those ideas and created my own.

Father Son $67
I used a 11 X 14 tan toned paper with Earth Toned Soft Pastels and Charcoal. I went on the internet to find how to draw different things and I found these funny little solar creatures. I took those ideas and created my own.

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Mystery Valley $47 I used Acrylic Paint on an 8 1/2 x 11 white piece of paper, that I folded in half to make it 5 x 7 because I wasn't sure what size I wanted to use. When all of a sudden, I had a vision of a little park nestled in the pine trees with a shadow of a mountain peaking above the trees. I must be thinking it was Spring time because I drew two roses close to the water.

Mystery Valley $47
I used Acrylic Paint on an 8 1/2 x 11 white piece of paper, that I folded in half to make it 5 x 7 because I wasn’t sure what size I wanted to use. When all of a sudden, I had a vision of a little park nestled in the pine trees with a shadow of a mountain peaking above the trees. I must be thinking it was Spring time because I drew two roses close to the water.

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Queen of Snakes $67 I used charcoal on a 8 1/2 x 11 white paper. I was trying to do an abstract drawing but with people instead of shapes. If you look closely at the Queen's hair, it looks like a snake curled upon her head.

Queen of Snakes $67
I used charcoal on a 8 1/2 x 11 white paper. I was trying to do an abstract drawing but with people instead of shapes. If you look closely at the Queen’s hair, it looks like a snake curled upon her head.

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Frightful Forest $47 I used reds, browns, tans and black Soft Pastels on a folded 8 1/2 x 11 piece of white paper. The reason I folded it in half was because I didn't know what size to start with. I was having a bad day, so I scribbled this piece and smeared the colors together. I didn't care what the end result was and after I was done,  I showed mom. My mom liked it and I was shocked. I really didn't take my time on it but if you look closely you can see all the fine details, especially on the strokes of the tree trunks and branches.

Frightful Forest $47
I used reds, browns, tans and black Soft Pastels on a folded 8 1/2 x 11 piece of white paper. The reason I folded it in half was because I didn’t know what size to start with. I was having a bad day, so I scribbled this piece and smeared the colors together. I didn’t care what the end result was and after I was done, I showed mom. My mom liked it and I was shocked. I really didn’t take my time on it but if you look closely you can see all the fine details, especially on the strokes of the tree trunks and branches.

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Bridge Over Troubled Water $57 Bridge Over Troubled Waters $57 This piece was done on an 11 x 14 white canvas that I painted with black acrylic paint. Then I used white chalk to make the trees, bridge and water. My inspiration was the bridge that I walk over every time I head to town.

Bridge Over Troubled Water $57
This piece was done on an 11 x 14 white canvas that I painted with black acrylic paint. Then I used white chalk to make the trees, bridge and water. My inspiration was the bridge that I walk over every time I head to town.

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All proceeds minus shipping and frames will go toward training Soozzie as his service dog. Thank you, Braxton and Soozzie Q