Constantly Becoming

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is excited to announce the opening of a new exhibit Constantly Becoming. This exhibit, opening October 1 and running through December 2018, highlights the accomplishments and works of local artist, Sophia Pineda. Sophia, a 14-year-old with a passion for art, dancing, music, family, and friends, has the natural spirit most people strive to possess. Sophia also has Down Syndrome. Constantly Becoming will not only showcase the artistic talents of Sophia, but also educate the community about Down Syndrome and the resources available in our area.


FAM will host a set of FREE corresponding programs that celebrate the true gift of the human spirit and the potential of people with disabilities. Most of these programs will happen in October, Down Syndrome Awareness Month (DSAM), and include:


  • First Friday: Meet the Artist (October 5, 5pm – 8pm): Attend the opening reception of Constantly Becoming. Between 5:30pm and 7pm, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Sophia Pineda, the artist behind the exhibition.
  • Film Screening: Intelligent Lives (October 5, 7pm – 9pm): Come and see Dan Habib’s newest documentary that tells the story of three young adults with intellectual disabilities. RSVPs are highly recommended as seating is limited. To RSVP, please contact Theresa Cramer, or 540-371-3037, ext. 138.
  • Second Saturday: So So Sophiola (October 13, 11am – 12pm): Families and children of all ages are invited to learn about Sophia and her art, become inspired, and create their own colorful masterpiece
  • Film Screening: Mr. Connolly Has ALS (December 13, 7pm – 9pm): View Dan Habib’s documentary that tells what it is like to acquire a disability through the eyes of Gene Connolly, a high school principal who was diagnosed with ALS. RSVPs are highly recommended as seating is limited. To RSVP, please email Theresa Cramer, or call 540-371-3037, ext. 138.


To learn more about Sophia Pineda, her art and her story visit


The Constantly Becoming Exhibition at FAM is made possible with the generous support of Cary Street Partners.