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New Community School Read Art Show & Sale

THE NEW COMMUNITY SCHOOL READ ART SHOW & SALE

LOCAL ARTISTS SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA

Over 100 local and regional artists will participate in the fourth annual READ Art Show & Sale to be held on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th to raise money for and to build awareness of The New Community School. The exhibition to be held at the school (4211 Hermitage Road, Richmond) including Susan Dull, Anne Walker, Laura Loe, Janie Pinney, Ed Trask and Marti Fann. Using art to turn dyslexia around, this fundraiser ensures that students with language learning difficulties can READ and succeed.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 24th, 6-9pm

Entertainment by Susan Greenbaum

Tickets $35 each ($40 at the door); purchase online at tiny.cc/READArtShow

Open Free: Saturday, February 25th, 10am-5pm

Select artwork marked down starting at 2pm

Cartoon by TNCS Parent and Nationally Syndicated Bob Gorrell

READ Art Show & Sale Sponsors:

American Pallet | AquaLaw PLC | B&B Printing | Cumming Home with RE/MAX

First Call Environmental | Gorrell Creative | Gumenick Properties | Hourigan Construction

JBR Advisors | Markel Corporation | Morgan Keegan | Straus, Itzkowitz & LeCompte

Richmond Alternative Center for Health | Strickler Medical, Inc. | Union First Market Bank

Willis | Woodfin Oil

 New this year: New York City Raffle - $20 tickets

- 2 nights at the Hilton New York

- 2 tickets to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

- $500 Visa gift card for transportation or for fun

Drawing to take place at the Opening Reception on February 24th. Visit tiny.cc/READArtShow for details, restrictions and to purchase tickets.

Nearly four decades ago, The New Community School was founded to ensure that students who learn differently were not left behind. The school is one of only a handful of schools nationwide designed to serve students with specific language learning difficulties in grades 6-12.

Under the leadership of Head of School Julia Ann Greenwood, the school has helped more than 800 area youth, sending 85% of its graduates to college. These students have defied the statistics, which show that only 5% of students with learning difficulties will pursue higher education. The small class sizes and unique approach to teaching that includes remediation through the senior year enables students to build their language skills, while simultaneously tackling a college preparatory curriculum.

To learn more about dyslexia and the New Community approach to education, visit www.tncs.org, call (804) 266-2494 or find us on Facebook.

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