Buttonwood Tree in Middletown to host artwork created by disabled adults


MIDDLETOWN – During the month of November, the Art Center at Futures will present the Art from the Heart art exhibit and sale which features 25 works by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center at 605 , Main Street.

A meeting with the artists will take place on November 11 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at which all are welcome, according to a press release.

The works of art were created as part of Futures’ art program, which strives to change “the future of students and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through artistic expression and the development of skills. small businesses, ”according to a press release. Registrants have “the opportunity to experiment with different artistic mediums to discover their passions and favorite creative outlets,” the announcement said.

“Futures Inc. allows individuals to set up a micro-business to sell their artwork and gain local exposure for their work through events and exhibitions,” he continued.

“With art, the possibilities for creativity and self-expression are endless,” Futures director Denise Smith said in the statement. “The creative work of the Art Center goes a long way in demonstrating the unique abilities and economic opportunities of people with DID. The development of each consumer has been a joy to see, and their work is owned alongside other great local artists at the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center.

Futures programs offer educational support, mentorship, transition planning, work training and placement, independent living and recreation, as well as community volunteering for students and adults. For more information, send an email to [email protected]


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