Your news Little City artists exhibit talents Artists from Little City's Center for the Arts attend a reception for the"Clean House: The Artists of Little City" exhibit running through Sept. 1 at the Health in the Arts Clinic Gallery

 
Updated 7/29/2011 12:41 PM
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  • Little City artist Joe Flasch explains his work to Dianne Martia at a reception for the "Clean House: The Artists of Little City" exhibit.

    Little City artist Joe Flasch explains his work to Dianne Martia at a reception for the "Clean House: The Artists of Little City" exhibit. Courtesy Sally Blake

  • Little City artist Angelo LaPietra, smiles by artwork.

    Little City artist Angelo LaPietra, smiles by artwork. Courtesy Sally Blake

Submitted by Sally Blake

Little City artists were in attendance for the artist reception on Friday, July 15, for their "Clean House" exhibit at the Health in the Arts Clinic Gallery in Chicago. Guests enjoyed the evening while the artists were there to discuss their work.

For more than 20 years, Little City's Center for the Arts has provided children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to explore and expand their unique and creative talents through the arts. Professional artists act as facilitators by encouraging artists at Little City to expand their reach and skills, which results in art that transcends the disability of the individual who created it.

"The artists of Little City have an incredible sense of wonder about life and the world, exhibiting imagination and rich invention. To view their works is to take a voyage to wild and unique worlds," said Robert Kameczura, curator of the Health in the Arts Gallery.

Little City's artists create varied works in the fields of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, fiber arts, applied arts, film, video and photography.

These artists have gained notoriety and have exhibited in some of the finest galleries and museums in America and Europe, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Hyde Park Art Center, the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore and the Museum of Everything in London.

"Clean House: The Artists of Little City" will continue until Sept. 1. The Health in the Arts Clinic Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 835 S. Wolcott St., Room E144, in Chicago. The Health in the Arts program works toward diagnosing and preventing injuries that are related to working in the arts.

To support individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, visit littlecity.org/support. To learn more about Little City on Facebook, visit: facebook.com/littlecityfoundation. For information about the Center for the Arts visit littlecityarts.org. For complete information on Little City, visit littlecity.org or contact Sally Blake at sblake@littlecity.org or (847) 221-7857.

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