Three studios for artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities have joined forces for a traveling exhibition named “Three City Social.” The exhibition will travel between the studios’ galleries in Los Angeles, suburban Chicago, and Portland, Oregon.
Exhibiting Artists: Shannon Anderson, Amanda Gantner, Paul Hassan, Nikole Heusman, Aaron Hutchinson, Bea Olea.
UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery
June 8, 2019 – August 2, 2019
Opening Reception: 6:00 to 9:00pm
6110 W. Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California 90232
Washington Reid Gallery supports a vigorous community of working artists with a variety of developmental challenges, such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome. The perspective and process of this artists’ collective are both vital and unique within the contemporary art world. UCPLA offers a range of studio practice instruction; our core is mark-making in all forms, with an emphasis on painting, drawing and digital media. Our center is influenced by our vast Los Angeles community, evolving with the vibrant dialogue of art and culture. The artists, studio, and gallery space push the definitions of what art practice means and what professionalism looks like in 2019; we welcome you to join us as we carve new models!
Circle Contemporary – North Shore
September 13, 2019 – November 18, 2019
Opening Reception 5:30 to 7:30pm
1963 Johns Drive, Glenview, Illinois 60026
Arts of Life advances the creative arts community by providing artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a collective space to expand their practice and strengthen their leadership. “We are excited to present this exhibition as part of our year of special programming that celebrates our 20th anniversary. Partnering with UCPLA and CAPS perfectly blends our resources and passion for promoting artists of all abilities.”
Portland Art & Learning Studio
Jan 31, 2020 – March 2, 2020
Opening Reception: 12:00 to 2:00pm
4852 NE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97211
The Portland Art & Learning Studios is a 10,000 sqft art studio and gallery for adults experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are a program of Albertina Kerr. For over 111 years, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Albertina Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential.