WELLSVILLE, NY – Allegany Arc, an agency for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, invites the public to view their 2016 Arc Art exhibit at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center, 124 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY. Arc Art will be on display throughout March 2016.
“We were honored to partner with the Wellsville Creative Arts Center for an eighth year to promote disability awareness, and to encourage individuals with disabilities to explore new activities and discover their inner artist,” says Carrie Redman, Allegany Arc’s Director of Administrative Services. “Arc Art is a celebration of self-expression by artists with differing abilities and this year’s Arc Art exhibit coincides with March being National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Arc Art honors individuals with disabilities throughout Allegany County and celebrates their accomplishments by spotlighting the talents of artists with a wide range of physical, cognitive and mental health disabilities.”
Over 20 artists are displaying their work in the Arc Art exhibit. The works on display demonstrate an abundance of style and images. The exhibit is as varied in method and expression as the life experiences of the individual artists.Arc Art is a celebration of self-expression by artists with differing abilities. It is an Allegany Arc sponsored outlet for artists with special needs to not only express themselves through art, but to raise community awareness of the diversity and value of artistic expression.
“Sunflower” created by Jessica Bogdan is one of many Arc artworks that can be seen on display at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center during the months of March.