Worcester, MA – The College of the Holy Cross is hosting a two-part exhibition featuring and celebrating artwork created over the past two decades at three pioneering California-based programs for artists with disabilities.
“Create” gathers together work made at Creatively Explored (San Francisco), the Creative Growth Art Center (Oakland) and National Institute for Art and Disabilities Art Center (Richmond).
Artist and educator Florence Ludins-Katz and psychiatrist Elias Katz developed the programs in the 1970s using methodology that combines access to group studio and professional work practices and provides artists with disabilities an inroad to the broader arts community.
In whole, the show features 135 pieces by 20 artists, leading to it being spread over two calendar periods: the first runs through October 6 while the second takes place from October 22 through December 8 at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, One College Street, Worcester, Mass., 01610.
Lawrence Rinder, director of the Berkeley Museum of Art and Pacific Film Archive, and Matthew Higgs, director of White Columns New York, who will speak at the college’s Hogan Campus Center on October 3, curated the show. For more information, call (508) 793-3356.