Northwest Special Artists announces the opening of the “INSPIRE” exhibition at ArtWorks Gallery in Edmonds.
On display will be a collection of realistic, modern and abstract works by Washington artists with developmental and physical disabilities, and traumatic brain injury.
The theme of the exhibition is “Art As A Way”. Participating artists will include Lupita Cano, Alana Collucci, Earl Debnam, Dawn Domenowske, John Gregory, Julia Byrne Gossett, Bret Hart, Matthew James, Emily Locke, Forrest Neander and Forrest Sargent.
These special artists will display their works in photography, painting, drawing, and mixed media and will have prints, cards and gifts available for sale.
Organizer Leslie James explained that NW Special Artists provide a platform on which the artists learn the overall process of creating their work, framing it and presenting themselves and their work to the community. Through exhibitions like INSIGHT, “the artists are given inclusion opportunities and are able to sell their work to the public,” she said.
While NW Special Artists is not affiliated with ArtWorks or the Edmonds Arts Festival, “they have been great supporters of the NW Special Artists’ program and provide these artists access to studio time at ArtWorks and a place where they can exhibit their work,” James added.
Come out and meet the artists at the opening reception. This exhibit is free and open to the public. The ArtWorks gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Fridays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For further information about the exhibition, or NW Special Artists visit their website.
— By Emily Hill