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Virginia Is For Readers

Virginia is For Readers

Media Alert

For Immediate Release

DATE: February 22-23, 2013

Virginia is for Art Lovers:
Local Artists Use Art to Make Learning Possible

WHO: The New Community School & Nearly 100 Local and Regional Artists

WHAT: The 5th Annual READ: Art Show & Sale, supporting students who learn differently

WHEN: Friday, February 22 (7:00pm-10:00pm) $35 & Saturday, February 23 (10:00am-4:00pm) FREE

WHERE: The New Community School, 4211 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23227

WHY: The New Community School’s primary fundraiser, the 5th Annual READ: Art Show & Sale, features
nearly 100 regional and local artists and brings the community together to raise money for and awareness of
Richmond’s only college preparatory school for students with language learning difficulties in grades 6-12.

Founded in 1974, The New Community School provides a program of college preparation for dyslexic (specific language learning disabled) students, grades 6-12. Through remediation of reading and writing skills, challenging academic courses, and activities that foster character development, students achieve academic independence and increased self-esteem. The school is an independent, non-sectarian and non-profit day school accessible to students of all races, creeds, ethnic origins and socio-economic backgrounds. Learn more at

Agincourt Capital Management
American Pallet
Aqualaw, PLC
B & B Printing
Bon Secours
Cumming Home with RE/MAX
Educational Enterprises, Inc.
Franklin Federal Foundation
Gumenick Properties
Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc.
JBR Advisors
Loveland Distributing Co.
Markel Corporation
Morgan Keegan
NewMarket Corporation
Northwestern Mutual
Richmond Family Magazine
Straus, Itzkowitz & LeCompte
Strickler Medical, Inc.
Westbury Pharmacy
The Wine Group
Yoga Source

CONTACT: Nancy Foy, Head of School, 266-2494×12 or
April Eddleton, Assistant Director of Development, 266-2494×29 or


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