Memorials Scheduled for Bill Smart

We regret to announce the passing of William E. Smart, founding director of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). Obituaries for Mr. Smart have been posted by Sweet Briar College and the Amherst New Era Progress.

Mr. Smart helped bring VCCA to its current location at Mt. San Angelo and served as director for over two decades. VCCA's stature as an internationally recognized artists' retreat that provides time and space to hundreds of artists each year is due in part to his vision and tenacity.

Two memorial services have been announced. Mr. Smart's son, Paul Smart, is organizing a service in April to take place in the Bronx. Any friends or VCCA Fellows who may be interested in speaking or performing at the Bronx memorial are asked to contact Paul directly.

New York Memorial Service for Bill Smart 
Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m.
Vladick Hall
74 Van Cortland Park South
The Bronx, New York City

Parking is limited. Public transport options include 1 and 4 trains with a short walk, or Bx1, Bx2, or Bx10 buses.

A second service will be held over Memorial Day weekend at Sweet Briar College. A reception will follow at VCCA, where family and staff will dedicate a work of art in remembrance. Anyone attending the reception is asked to RSVP to VCCA by Friday, May 24.

Sweet Briar Memorial Service for Bill Smart
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 1 p.m.
Monument Hill, Sweet Briar College
Amherst, Virginia

Reception to follow at VCCA at 2 p.m.


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