FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2015
CONTACT: Lori Ann Kruse/Arts for All Nevada
ARTS FOR ALL NEVADA CELEBRATES THE CREATIVE ABILITY IN DISABILITY
with a colorful exhibit of work created by adults with developmental delays
(Reno, Nev.) Arts for All Nevada proudly showcases “Creativity Explored: Abilities in Art,” a May 5 through May 29 exhibit of two dimensional mixed media pieces created by adults with developmental delays who participate in free weekly Arts for All Nevada visual art classes. These weekly workshops are partly funded through the support of the City of Reno’s Access Advisory Committee. In addition to the featured show, visitors can tour the historic Lake Mansion while enjoying and purchasing work from Arts for All Nevada’s year-round Art Access Gallery. A free and open to the public artists’ reception will be held on Monday, May 11 from 4pm – 6pm. The public will have the opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.
Offering art programs for adults with disabilities has long been part of Arts for All Nevada’s mission. Through visual art, all people, including adults with disabilities, have an opportunity to communicate their individuality and their experiences. “It’s amazing to see their personality come through their art,” says long time teaching artist, Robin Robinson, who teaches art classes to adults with developmental delays. Creating and showing their art also allows a channel to interact with the larger community. Visitors are invited to celebrate the talented participants’ art and meet the artists during the artists’ reception.
The historic Lake Mansion, built in 1877 and listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places is located on the corner of Court St. and Arlington Ave., one block south of the Truckee River. Free parking is available in the Lake Mansion lot off Arlington Ave.
Along with diverse programming for specific populations across the state, Arts for All Nevada boasts a year-round calendar of open-to-the-public classes, camps and art festivals for children and adults. For more information about Arts for All Nevada, and the Lake Mansion, visit artsforallnevada.org or call 775.826.6100.
Arts for All Nevada is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to provide quality arts opportunities for ALL focusing on children and adults who have a disability, are disadvantaged, at-risk, or under-served by the arts, while also being responsible for the preservation and year-round use of the Lake Mansion as a cultural and historic site.