PARC’s traveling exhibition featuring artists with developmental disabilities will be on display July 29 – August 13, 2016.
The Florida Inspired 2016-2017 features works of art from the Inspired Artist Studios @ PARC in St. Petersburg, a non-profit organization where children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can express fully their artistic talents. More than 30 unique pieces of art are featured in the traveling exhibition will be on display at Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.
A large art piece, Big Whale by Alex J. encourages the community to be inspired and create their own piece of artwork, which is then included onto the art!
“The goal of visitors to alter Alex’s painting is to show unexpected ideas, and an expanded conversation about the relevancy and creative values of diversity of abilities and experiences. With the traveling art exhibition, we are increasing opportunities for inclusion for emerging artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Florida’s diverse visual arts, creative industry and aesthetic dialogue,” said Maria Emilia Faedo, PARC’s originating exhibition curator.
The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is located at 2240 9th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg. Museum hours are noon – 5 p.m. on Tuesday – Friday. Admission to the museum is free, though donations are appreciated. The public is welcome to attend all special weekend events.
“We are delighted to partner with PARC on this extraordinary exhibit with hopes that we might all be ‘inspired’,” said Terri Lipsey Scott, Chair of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.
Red House by artist Tyler C., who works and creates at the Inspired Artist Studios @ PARC
Since 1953, PARC has been supporting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by offering a variety of services focused on their unique needs and goals. For more information about the Inspired Artist Studios @ PARC, call 727-341-6931.
PARC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest. Established in 1953, PARC currently serves more than 800 individuals in the greater Tampa Bay area. To learn more about PARC, call 727-345-9111 or visit www.parc-fl.org.