Works by artists with intellectual and physical disabilities will be featured when The Resource Center holds an art exhibit Tuesday at Chautauqua Institution.
The event will be held from 5 to 8:15 p.m. in the Athenaeum Hotel, which earlier in the day will host the third annual TRC Symposium at Chautauqua. The art show will feature works created by artists in The Resource Center's Creations art program. About 20 pieces will be on display, featuring a variety of media. Most of the pieces will be available for sale, as will greeting cards, matted paintings, canvas totes, hand-painted scarves, and other crafts made by the Creations artists.
The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the artists and their instructor, Kristen Paduano.
Ms. Paduano has been teaching art at The Resource Center for five years, and during that time she has established and developed the Creations art program. Ms. Paduano teaches art to individuals with disabilities at The Resource Center's five day habilitation programs in Jamestown and Dunkirk. Through the Creations program, she has developed a number of accomplished artists, and in so doing she has helped give voice to those who cannot speak, as well as movement and freedom to people with physical limitations.
During the past few years, Ms. Paduano has arranged a number of public exhibits of her students' work so that the community at large can experience the artistic talents of people with disabilities.
For more information about The Resource Center, the Creations art program or the art show, call 483-2344.