(HANNIBAL) – The next exhibit at the Hannibal Arts Council is a traveling exhibit, showcasing visual artists featured in VSA Missouri’s literary and visual arts anthology, ‘Where We Can Read the Wind.’ The public is invited to attend the opening reception from 5-7 pm Friday, May 25 at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St .

VSA Missouri’s ‘Where We Can Read the Wind’ anthology features the work of 26 writers and artists with disabilities from across the state. It was named as one of the year’s “Best Books,” by ‘Missouri Life’ magazine.  The traveling exhibit features 11 professional visual artists included in the anthology.  As with the anthology, the exhibit demonstrates that work by artists with disabilities is just as varied and rich as any other diverse group of artists.

The exhibit runs May 25 through June 23 at the Hannibal Arts Council. Where We Can Read the Wind is being sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Council, VSA Missouri and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Hannibal Arts Council gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.


VSA Missouri is a statewide organization promoting access to the arts for people with disabilities. VSA Missouri envisions a truly inclusive community where people with disabilities participate in the same professional development, educational, and leisure opportunities in the arts as people without disabilities.


In addition to the Opening Reception, the public is invited to attend a special event at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St .  VSA Missouri Executive Director, Gina Alvarez, and some of the artists featured in the anthology will be on hand to talk more about VSA Missouri and the ‘Where We Can Read the Wind’ anthology and traveling exhibit. There will also be readings from the literary portion of the anthology.