From Austin Special Chicago @ Everybody’s Coffee
Everybody’s Coffee is proud to present an art exhibition by Austin Special Chicago, a grassroots social service agency providing training and education to developmentally disabled individuals. The Arts Program at Austin Special facilitates and guides a collective of self-taught artists working in a variety of mediums. “Our objective is to help our clients develop their skills, nurture their talent and provide an opportunity for their art to be recognized and shared. The tireless drive and passion, the depth and quality of the work, are pure expressions of themselves that they may not have the ability to express in other ways. Their work truly represents the work of artists.”
~ Edwige Massart, Art Consultant
The colors are bold and often the subject matter is whimsical. Naiveté meaning art produced in a straightforward style that deliberately rejects sophisticated artistic techniques and has a bold directness. Come and expect the unexpected, art that lifts the spirits. All artwork is for sale.
Austin Special Chicago is a non-profit, grassroots, community-based social service agency that provides residential services and developmental training to developmentally disabled individuals. We were founded in 1953 by a group of parents who chose not to institutionalize their disabled children. And we honor their vision of providing education, training and housing for the disabled within a normalized community so they live more fulfilled and enriched lives.
935 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL 60640
When: July 10 – August 7
Closing Reception, Friday, August 7, 6 – 8 p.m. MEET THE ARTISTS
Contact: Karl Sullivan, 773-418-9442