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ARTS ACCESS

The mission of Arts Access is to provide individuals with disabilities the freedom to create in the visual, literary, and performing arts.

ARTS ACCESS

The mission of Arts Access is to provide individuals with disabilities the freedom to create in the visual, literary, and performing arts.

CREATE ART WITHOUT BOUNDARIES

PAINTING  ·  SCULPTURE  ·  DIGITAL PAINTING  ·  DANCE  ·  DRAMA  ·  POETRY  ·  CREATIVE WRITING

James Lane Working on a Painting

Matheny’s Arts Access program empowers individuals with disabilities to create art without boundaries. Through the use of innovative systems and techniques, participants can take part in the visual, performing and literary arts. Regardless of their disability, clients are provided with the tools and materials needed to produce complete pieces of work.

While freedom of choice is often limited in other areas of their lives, it is encouraged at Arts Access. Clients choose everything from the paint color and brush stroke to a dance or theatrical movement to the written word. The program makes this possible by bringing participants together with professional artist facilitators.

The facilitators are working professionals in their area of expertise who have been trained to be the arms and legs of the disabled clients. They consciously maintain a sense of neutrality throughout the creative process. The facilitators provide a process for the client artists to create works that are purely their own.

Arts Access provides clients with a nurturing environment for expression; a chance to interact with other artists; and an opportunity for performance and exhibition. The Arts Access program is a vehicle through which disabled individuals can have their ideas, imagination and creativity come to life.

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NEWS & EVENTS

Studio Spotlight: Creating Art Without Limits

Making artists’ ideas and visions come to life is a primary goal for Arts Access facilitators. There’s no greater example of that effort than the melding of creativity that happens when client Dani Urso-King and Painting Facilitator Joseph Matousek join forces. The two come together weekly at Arts Access, a [...]

Save the Date for Full Circle 2017

Full Circle is a multi-disciplinary fine arts showcase featuring original work created by the Arts Access artists. We are proud to celebrate and share their exceptional creations in painting, digital art & sculpture, dance, drama and creative writing. This year, we will celebrate 15th Full Circle with visual art gallery exhibition, [...]

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VISIT THE ART SHOP

We at Arts Access are extremely proud of the extensive body of work created by the talented artists in our program. Our shop contains original work, prints, and merchandise.

All proceeds from the sale of a work are split evenly between the program and the artist.