“A Touch of Arc” Art Show and reception, featuring works created by the South Miami Street Artists, will be held on Friday, Nov. 1 from 5-8 p.m. at the Artistica Gallery located at 70 West Market Street is downtown Wabash.
The artwork displayed was created by people with disabilities at Arc of Wabash County, as a result of classes taught by Arc staff artists. Most of the pieces are the result of collaborations between Arc Staff and persons served by Arc.
Art classes began last April when Arc received a grant from REMC’s Operation Roundup. All of the materials used were either purchased using the grant money or donated by Arc staff members, the Lighthouse Mission Thrift Store or Wabash residents. Woods Framing and Art gave Arc a generous discount on the art supplies, matting and framing. Because of the grant and these contributions, classes were made available at no cost to individuals attending Arc who exhibited an interest in learning to express his or herself through art.
The group, South Miami Street Artists, is comprised of individuals with disabilities and Arc staff members. This first art show will display artwork that was created by persons served with assistance from Arc staff. Future art shows will include art created by Arc staff as well.
Nancy Hoffman, Arc’s Executive Director, stated, “You should see the faces and the pride displayed by each artist when their creation is finished and on display. It’s wonderful! Having an art program at Arc is a dream come true. Having a gallery showing is spectacular; beyond anything I could have imagined!”
Following the reception on Nov. 1, the art will be displayed at Artistica Gallery until Nov. 16. Funds from the sale of the artwork during the show will be used to support future art classes, which will be provided at no cost to Arc participants.