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The Artistic Capabilities of People With Disabilities

Artwork by a talented group of young artists with disabilities from Washington, DC will go on display starting Thursday and running through March 20 at The Corcoran Community Gallery. Entitled "The Art of Movement," the show was created by the St. John's Community Service Arts Option Program. Jessica Hopkins, an Art Instructor at St. John's, explains the show:

The theme for this show focuses on art communicating and channeling energy through movement. A number of people consider movement as something only conveyed through a figure or object.

However, the St. John's artists believe movement can be depicted through any form, style and element of art. Each artist has created a visual dialogue through abstraction and representational art.

They have used various mediums to define their interpretation of movement through scale, texture, and line. 

SJCS is a community-based nonprofit that supports people with disabilities to become active members of their communities through education, employment, day and residential services.

ART Options is an arts-infused program designed to support the development of vocational, social and life management skills for people with disabilities ages 16 and older in Washington, DC.

The Corcoran Community Gallery is part of Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC). Here are the details for the show: 

Opening and Reception:
Thursday February 20, 5:00-7:00PM

The Corcoran Community Gallery at THEARC
1901 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020

Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 5:00

The exhibition runs through March 20.





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