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

Due to the snowstorm that blew threw the area last Saturday, we have
rescheduled the reception for the Pos Abilities II exhibition for
Thursday, January 29, 7-9pm

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is pleased to be collaborating for the 2nd
year in a row, 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 exhibition that explores the creative
possibilities of children with disabilities in our area.


Hattie Larlham Creative Arts – Standing Rock Cultural Arts 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's North
Water Street Gallery, 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 The North Water St. Gallery,
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