Art Exhibit at Atlantic Cape Community College Features Artists from The Arc of Atlantic County
Feature Artists from The Arc
Egg Harbor Township, NJ – October 26, 2018: The Arc of Atlantic County has announced a limited exhibit of artwork entitled “The Spirit of Modern Artists” at Atlantic Cape Community College, Spangler Library from November 2 through December 15, 2018.
The exhibit, sponsored by The Arc of Atlantic County, features over 30 pieces in a variety of mediums, including acrylics, watercolors, pencil created by artists representing The Arc of Atlantic County.
The classes encourage people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) to express themselves and enhance their wellbeing. The various forms of art can strengthen a person’s self-esteem giving them the courage to try new things and improve their quality of life.
“We are excited to display these works which showcases the creative talent of these artists, and includes their work in the community,” commented Katherine Aikens, Spangler Library Art Gallery Coordinator, “This exhibit serves a vital role of raising awareness on social issues for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our communities,” Aikens added.
An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, November 2nd from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The exhibit will then be open Monday through Thursday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Fridays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and Saturdays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Featured artists who have contributed to the exhibit are: Dee Caldwell—Galloway, Robert Cheesman, Raymond Davis, John Jeffries, and Albert Shaw-- Mays Landing; Sarah Hendrixson, Lee Shafer, Shiheeb Peterson — Egg Harbor Twp
Louis Knisley and Alfred Palmieri—Somers Point; Canary Taylor and Betty Warrington—Pleasantville; and Latoya Smith—Atlantic City.
Each of these artists have been attending some form of art instruction classes for many years as part of the Art Program at The Arc of Atlantic County. The classes, taught by talented art instructors affiliated with The Ocean City Fine Arts League, are open to anyone with an intellectual or developmental disability.
The Atlantic Cape Community College, Art Gallery, Spangler Library is located at 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330. For more information, please call (609) 625-1111 Ext 5346.
Funding for this project is supported by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Dept. of State, a partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts through a grant administered by The Atlantic County office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.
For more information on this event or signing up for any of The Arc of Atlantic County’s art classes, contact Renee Bird at 609-485-0800 ext. 180. Visit www.thearcatlantic.org to learn more.
About The Arc of Atlantic County
The Arc of Atlantic County works to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. Through direct services, advocacy, education, and prevention activities, we work in partnership with individuals and their families to make choices possible about how and where they live, learn, play and work. The Arc of Atlantic County serves nearly 800 individuals and their families annually and is accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership.
Please Note: The Arc is not an acronym; always refer to us as The Arc, not The ARC and never ARC. The Arc should be considered as a title or a phrase.