Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Hattie Larlham Creative Arts present:
"Pos Abilities" Art Exhibition
-Paintings by Children and Young Adults enrolled in the Creative Arts
program of The Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities

Saturday, January 5, 7:30pm. Opening Reception
-Show runs through January 26.

Images from the Opening

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is pleased to be collaborating with The Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities on this exhibition. The work exhibited covers a wide range of colors, textures, moods, and personalities. We invite the community to come view this unique program that explores the creative possibilities of children with disabilities in our area.


Hattie Larlham Creative Arts – Standing Rock Exhibit
Phylliss L. Steiner, Director

The exploration of ART began at Hattie Larlham in 2004 in the new Education Center at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities. Here, exploring different types of painting, watercolor and textures was a weekly occurrence for children in the school program and young adults in ACHIEVE. In June 2007, Hattie Larlham expanded its’
ART services to the new Creative Art Program.

Professional Artists have joined the Hattie Larlham team to work one-on-one with individuals to create paintings on canvas. Each part of the painting is made by the choice of the individual, by a series of questions that have a yes/no answer. Assistive technology, such as laser beams, are used when necessary, so the artists and “show” where they want the paint to be placed on the canvas. Hattie has enlisted the
assistance and expertise of the Matheny School and Education Center and the A.R.T. Realization project, both out of New Jersey, to begin this creative process for people with severe disabilities.

Presently, the canvas painting is the beginning of the Creative Arts program and as you will see at the Exhibit at Standing Rock, the self-expression is really coming through for all of our artists! Our professional ART staff are experimenting with new tools and techniques each day to expose more and more of our individuals to this unique outlet for creativity. In 2008, Hattie Larlham will explore other artistic disciplines: music, digital art, digital photography and video, pottery and weaving.

The paintings that you see are for sale at Standing Rock and later, at the Hattie Café’ Fountain and Gifts, located in Hudson. We are proud to announce that 100% of the proceeds of the sale of each painting goes directly to the individual artist. Hattie Larlham does not require any compensation for their role in this process. Our mission is strictly to allow all people with disabilities to express themselves in any way they can. Expose and Explore is our mantra. We welcome you to come by and visit us in our studio and watch the creativity yourself!

Kindest regards,
Phylliss L. Steiner, Director
Creative Arts/Media Productions
Hattie Larlham Community Living

WEBSITE: http://www.hattielarlham.org