Jacksonville, FL, April 9, 2018– Indigo Art Therapy Studio recently launched a program for artists with disabilities. Indigo Vocational was created for young adults who are transitioning from school to post-school life. The goal is to presume competence and provide the least amount of support needed in every aspect of a career in visual art.
“Not every person with a disability wants to be an artist, but a having a disability should not determine whether someone gets to be an artist. We want all individuals with disabilities to be unlimited in their career choices. This means making careers in art accessible.”– Kelly DeSousa, Art educator, art therapist, and co-founder of Indigo Art Therapy Studio
In partnership with the Jacksonville Main Library’s Makerspace Gallery, several artists from Indigo Art Therapy
Studio’s vocational program will be featured in a community exhibition entitled, “Prescribed Expression: Relief in Healing Arts”, slated to open in early May. The work of artists, Gentry Groshell, Benjamin Herskovitz, Joshua Turnage, and Lenny Adames will be featured. A sensory-friendly exhibition opening and accessible community programming will be an integral part of this exhibition.
“We hope to raise awareness about the strengths and capabilities of individuals with disabilities through this exhibition. We believe the artwork will speak for itself. Most of the artists we work with are nonverbal, but they express themselves through the universal language of art” – Sarah Beaman, Art Therapist, Special Educator, Co-Founder, Indigo Art Therapy Studio
Indigo Art Therapy Studio is dedicated to making the healing power of art accessible to all.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Kelly DeSousa at 904-607-2834 or email at info@IndigoArtTherapy.com.