A special art exhibit

“Pure Expression,” an exhibition opening February 12 at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, NJ, will feature paintings by artists in Matheny’s Arts Access Program.  Arts Access enables people with disabilities to create fine art, assisted by professional artist-facilitators.

Through the use of specialized communication and choice systems, the artists are able to follow their creative passions and are encouraged to build upon their instincts and inner strengths. The ability to create fine art lets the artists define themselves by their achievements rather than by their disabilities. In addition to painting, the Arts Access Program encompasses digital art, sculpture, drama, writing, dance and choreography.

The Monmouth Museum is a private, non-profit organization located at 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft on the campus of Brookdale Community College. Admission is $7. The exhibit will begin with a reception, free and open to the public, from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, February 12. It will run through March 18.

For hours and additional information, call (732) 747-2266 or visit www.monmouthmuseum.org.

Above, “Wisdom,” by Annie Paloff.

Below, “Beautiful Squares,” by Amy Ring.