VSA arts of Maine has mounted the final showing of the 2009 “A Matter of Perception,” an annual juried exhibition showcasing the work and creativity of Maine artists with disabilities. Waldoboro artist Jeannine Sparhawk is among the artists featured. The exhibit is on view through Feb. 27 at The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant Street.

“A Matter of Perception 2009” demonstrates that physical, cognitive or other disabilities do not limit talent or creativity. VSA arts of Maine’s goal is to provide exhibition opportunities throughout Maine for artists with disabilities, promoting the work of these artists and enhancing public awareness of disability issues. For more information, contact the “A Matter of Perception” curator at 607-4016 (voice/tty) or via e-mail to daughtry@vsartsmaine.org.

VSA arts of Maine is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing innovative and inclusive arts, educational and cultural opportunities for children and adults with disabilities in Maine.  Programs include artist residencies in schools; workshops for teachers and artists; apprenticeships for and exhibitions by adult artists with disabilities; and partnerships with cultural venues throughout the state to improve accessibility. For more information, visit vsartsmaine.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.