Virginia is For Readers

    Local art enthusiasts enjoying some of last year's submissions.

    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

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