Open Door Gallery: Seven Hills ASPiRE! Program Visions of Avalon

Sep/01/2017

Open Door Gallery: Seven Hills ASPiRE! Program Visions of Avalon

Event Presenter: 
VSA MA: The State Organization on Arts and Disability

Through October 17, 2018
Located on the First Floor in the VSA Massachusetts Open Door Gallery

This multi media installation is a group effort involving artists from all 5 locations of the Seven Hills Foundation's ASPiRE! Programs.  The participants have made repeated trips to the Worcester Art Museum during the Knights! exhibit following the acquisition of the Higgins Armory Collection and the recent opening of the new Medieval Collection.  In workshops at the museum and in their own studio workshops these artists have created original artwork inspired by the museum's collection.

The exhibit features work in media ranging from ceramics, paintings, collage, and clothing inspired by the period.

 

Seven Hills ASPiRE!, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, offers innovative and creative programming that provides opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and brain injury to develop skills necessary to pursue interests in employment, recreation, and social interaction.  With an emphasis on Innovative Lifelong Learning, Seven Hills designed the ASPiRE! model to help people enrich their lives, broaden core competencies, and enjoy a full range of activities while cultivating a network of relationships in and around their communities.  The model has restructured the way that traditional day habilitation, adult day health, community-based day supports, and workforce readiness & employment services are typically offered by promoting personal choice and self-determination in a more dynamic and dignified, community-driven environment.  Learn more about the ASPiRE! program by visiting the Seven Hills Foundation website.


The Open Door Gallery promotes the work of artists with disabilities and shifts our community's perceptions of ability while enjoying quality art.