Jan 15 - Feb 12, 2016 | Turn City Center for the Arts
Opening Night Reception: Friday, January 15, 6-9 pm
Exhibit Dates: January 15 - February 12, 2016
This month we feature two exhibits by TURN City Center for the Arts, an arts-based day program for adults with developmental disabilities
Art Access Gallery:
The Color of Being - Paintings for this exhibit were created by participants in the "Experimental Painting" class, in which students are given non-conventional tools to paint with, which include but are not limited to: floppy discs, bubble wrap, carpet samples, funnels, toothbrushes, and more. With these items, they are encouraged to stretch their imaginations and use their tools to paint in every way they can think of, which is in direct contradiction to the belief that beautiful art is the outcome of careful planning and meticulous finesse.
This exhibition is a celebration of candid being and unfiltered autonomy, comprised of work that was created without planning, hesitation, or self-deprecation.
Access II Gallery:
To Express: To Set Forth in Words - This exhibition intertwines words of introspection with visual creation, thereby adding dimension to the speaker’s voice and breathing lexical life into expression. The concept for this exhibit grew out of the instructor's curiosity over what the artists were thinking as they were creating.
Questions were raised, e.g. “What do you feel strongly about? What do you want people to know about you? What makes you want to create art? What is a favorite memory you have?” In addition, a few of the artists participated in free-writing and guided imagery exercises in order to find their words. As a result, responses emerged through memories, musings, anxieties, and daydreams, all telling stories in tandem with the brushstrokes. Some of the narratives are loquacious and passionate, others succinct and ambiguous, some constructed in a linear fashion, others absurd and abruptly unconscious.