Art show focuses on talents of people with developmental disabilities

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 27, 2013
A sampling of some of the work on display at the Art Institute of Atlanta's Decatur branch.

A sampling of some of the work on display at the Art Institute of Atlanta’s Decatur branch.

The Art Institute of Atlanta’s Decatur branch is displaying art created by people with developmental disabilities, according to a press release.

The exhibit lasts through Jan. 3 and can be seen at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur Gallery, One West Court Square, Suite 110, Decatur, Georgia 30030.

“The artists, all of whom are part of the ArtWORKS ( program for those with developmental disabilities at Jewish Family & Career Services, painted their favorite animals in bold vibrant colors,” the announcement says. “The paintings, along with paper mache and decorative bottles, are highly collectible and available for purchase, with a percentage of sale proceeds going directly to the artist and the remainder of proceeds supporting the ArtWORKS program. The exhibition also honors ZooAtlanta, one of TeamWORKS’ work site partners.”

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