Entries in brain week (3)

Through Our Eyes: Self Portrait


Self Portrait by Kimbery Gerry-Tucker

Through Our Eyes: Self-Portrait, Artists on the Autism Spectrum.

For the second year in a row I've had the honor of curating Through Our Eyes, an art show for artists on the autism spectrum. I particularly love this show because of diverse range of artists who take part in it, from children to professional artists. The theme of this year's show is "self-portrait." Not a literal self-portrait, although it can be, more a view of how the artists see themselves, what they love, how they see the world.

The Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket and the RI Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment invite you to join us for art and refreshments. All of the work displayed in the exhibit was created by artists on the autism spectrum. The purpose of this exhibit is to celebrate their creativity and talents. The artists each have a unique view of the world, and the collection as a whole allows visitors to catch a glimpse of life as seen by people on the spectrum.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, March 10 from 1-3pm.  If you can’t make the opening night, the exhibit will be up from March 10th to April 30th, and will be free and open to the public. Stop in anytime! More information can be found here: http://www.brainweekri.org/through-our-eyes-2018/
Michael Madore, New Arrivals

Through Our Eyes



The Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket and the RI Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment invite you to join us for art and refreshments. All of the work displayed in the gallery was created by artists with autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. 

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, March 18 from 1-4pm.  The exhibit will be up from March 18th to April 30th. Please stop by sometime! 

More information about the show can be found on their website (http://www.rihs.org/museums/museum-of-work-and-culture/)

 

**Featured artwork: "When I Grow Up". Created by children from the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Inpatient Unit at Bradley Hospital. Facilitating art therapists: Melissa Weaver and Maegan Gubata.

 

John M. Williams, The Great Wall of China

Ian Deslaurier, Puzzle Shapes

Madalyn Armstrong, "there are petals in the aisles"

Through Our Eyes: Call for Artists

 

I'm honored to be helping curate and organize Through Our Eyes, and art exhibit dedicated to art created by people with autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental disorders. The show will open on March 18 at the Museum of Work in Culture in Woonsocket, RI (http://www.rihs.org/museums/museum-of-work-and-culture/). 

We are looking for all types of art, traditional 2D and 3D artwork as well as digital media and performance. As there is limited time to organize the show I am primarily looking for artists who can get their work to Rhode Island easily, so a proximity to Providence, RI or Hartford, CT is a bonus. 

The deadline for submission is February 3, 2017. Submissions should be emailed to RICart@Lifespan.org or you can email me at matthewjbest@gmail.com. You may submit up to five pieces. It is my intention to show at least one piece per artist. Artwork that celebrates the theme of the exhibition are welcomed.