Eighteen artists from The Matheny School and Adult Services program will be represented in the Morris Museum’s Access-ABILITY series that showcases fine art created by artists with disabilities. From February 18-21, artwork created by students in The Matheny High School art and transition classes and the Adult Services ceramics class will be on display at the museum. The exhibition will be launched with a reception at the museum from 6-8 p.m. on February 18. Tickets are free at the door, and light refreshments will be served.
The high school artwork will be from a self-portrait photography project. Students, according to art teacher Felicia Querrey, used a front-facing camera and a photo booth application on the classroom iPads to take self-portrait photos.
The transition class created paper pressed frames. The paper making process, explained transition teacher Darlene Tammara, was a progressive one in which the students shredded, blended, and scooped and sponged raw material in order to create paper of varied colors and textures.
In the Adult Services ceramics classes, according to instructor Jodi Miguel, students created functional pottery and sculptural works through hand building techniques of pinching, coiling, and slab building. Students also created works thrown on a wheel with the use of adaptive equipment.