Saturday, May 21, 2011

La Joie de Couleur

For the next couple of weeks our new addition has been transformed into a small gallery hosting an exhibition called La Joie de Couleur or Color Joy. The art was all created by the clients of the LADACIN Network, a non-profit agency whose mission is to provide education, therapeutic, social, residential, and support services for people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities. LADACIN serves all ages in their various programs. Much of the art shown above was created by younger children (through grade 5) employing finger painting techniques. Most of the art shown in the photos below was created by older children (through grade 12) and adults using a variety of processes. The artists were allowed to choose the size and shape of their canvas, colors, and method of applying paint. Some had specific goals, while others took a more experimental approach to creating their works.

A reception for the exhibition was held this afternoon, which drew a mix of people from LADACIN (including a few of the artists) and Belmar art fans.

The photos don't do justice to the more than 50 brightly colored works in this show. If you feel like your life is lacking a little color, make sure to stop by the show before its closing on June 3rd, and get yourself a little color joy.

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