Thirteen Arts Access artists will have their visual art on display at the annual Collaborative Art Exhibition held at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark from May 17 through the end of August. Besides spotlighting the work of Arts Access artists, the exhibit features art from three other organizations for people with disabilities that have adapted the Arts Access Program and its methodology: The Arc Mercer in Ewing, NJ; Hattie Larlham Creative Arts Program in Twinsburg, Ohio; and the WAE Center of Jewish Services for the Developmentally Disabled in West Orange, NJ.
A special Artists Reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 17 to launch the exhibition, which was coordinated by Noreen Gomez, facilities program specialist at New Jersey Medical School. Arts Access provides individuals with disabilities the freedom to create in the visual, literary and performing arts. The Collaborative Art Exhibition is one of three four-month shows at the New Jersey Medical School, ranging from paintings and photography to sculpture, jewelry and textiles.