Art by Grace Goad featured through August at VKC

Art by Grace Goad featured through August at VKC

By: Elizabeth Turner

The newest art exhibit showcased at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is “Grace Walker Goad – Two Decades in Color.” The mixed media exhibit is on display in the VKC lobby now through the end of August 2014.

Grace Walker Goad was diagnosed with moderately severe autism with intellectual disAbilities and severe speech/language disorder in at just under age 3 in 1997, and has been painting since she was four. Because autism subtly affects the muscle tone of portions of her grasp, her work is largely abstract. Yet, her advanced use of color and composition has been lauded in gallery exhibits in Tennessee and other states.

More information on Grace Goad may be found at and on her Facebook page at Grace Goad | Autism Art. For more information about this exhibit and past VKC art exhibits, go to

Last Updated: 6/25/2014 8:19:57 AM

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