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The Story of Virginia
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capABLE RVA

capABLE photo exhibit

In partnership with The Next Move Program, a nonprofit organization that provides job training and related education to young adults with disabilities, the VMHC is displaying portraits featuring remarkable and varied stories of individuals from the Richmond area as part of our Story of Virginia exhibition.

Representing 19% of the total population, the disability community is one of the largest minority groups in the United States. In Virginia, about 11% of the population has a disability. Many barriers exist for this community as they seek opportunities for employment, post-secondary education, financial independence, transportation, and housing.

Nearly two-thirds of Virginians with disabilities between the ages of 21 and 65 are unemployed. With limited opportunities for employment and accessible public transportation, poverty rates are higher for this population than most. When individuals with disabilities have access to proper supports and inclusive programming, they will thrive and have opportunities to fully participate in the community.

“As part of our commitment to presenting a historical narrative that includes all Virginians, we are excited to partner with the Next Move Program and to have the opportunity to feature these inspiring individuals as part of the Story of Virginia,” said Andrew H. Talkov, VMHC Vice President for Exhibition and Publications.

Individuals and photographers featured are as follows:

  • Rees Volante by Luke Witt
  • Daronte Rollins by George Baskerville
  • Sam Hulcher by Scott Elmquist
  • Shawn Kirk by Scott Elmquist
  • Kemani Turton-Jones by James Loving
  • Joe Christian by Luke Witt
  • Jessica Johnson by Luke Witt
  • Chloe Suttereld by James Loving
  • Amaris Stewart by James Loving
  • Sarah Owens by Luke Witt
  • Patrick Lanzi by Luke Witt
  • Shay Winn by George Baskerville
  • Chelsea Gaughran by George Baskerville
  • Ryan Corcoran by George Baskerville
  • Victoria Pace by George Baskerville

To learn more about each model’s remarkable story, visit thenextmoveprogram.com/capable.

Enjoy this interview with Nikki-Dee Ray on WTVR CBS6 about the 2018 exhibition:

Questions? Please contact:

Elizabeth R. Howley, M.A. Ed
Executive Director & Co-Founder
www.thenextmoveprogram.com
(804) 239-5792

Exhibition Information

From
Sat Jun 1 2019, 10:00amSun Sep 15 2019, 5:00pm
Open
10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
In Garland Gray Gallery (Story of Virginia)

Highlighted objects from capABLE RVA

Portrait of Joe Christian by Luke Witt Enter Fullscreen More information
Portrait of Joe Christian by Luke Witt
Portrait of Amaris Stewart by James Loving Enter Fullscreen More information
Portrait of Amaris Stewart by James Loving
Portrait of Daronte Rollins by George Baskerville Enter Fullscreen More information
Portrait of Daronte Rollins by George Baskerville
Portrait of Victoria Pace by George Baskerville Enter Fullscreen More information
Portrait of Victoria Pace by George Baskerville
Portrait of Joe Christian by Luke Witt
Portrait of Joe Christian by Luke Witt
Portrait of Amaris Stewart by James Loving
Portrait of Amaris Stewart by James Loving
Portrait of Daronte Rollins by George Baskerville
Portrait of Daronte Rollins by George Bask
Portrait of Victoria Pace by George Baskerville
Portrait of Victoria Pace by George Basker