Seacoast is ‘Looking Beyond Disability’January 03. 2018 12:17PM
PORTSMOUTH — The New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA) and One Sky Community Services have joined forces with an art exhibit created by people with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders.
The work will be on display Wednesday, Jan. 10, through Sunday, Jan. 21, at the NHAA’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St. A public reception for “Looking Beyond Disability,” will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13.
Individuals with developmental disabilities often have difficulty communicating in conventional ways. Creative art expression allows them to relay their feelings and empowers them with a way to display ideas and vision with visual and tactile aids, event organizers said.
Some are self-taught and some have had some art training. They include Michelle Schladenhauffen, Nathan Gray and Tom Owens.
Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.