Arts Access at UMDNJ

“The Reflecting Pool” by Cheryl Chapin.

For the second consecutive year, paintings and digital art by artists in Matheny’s Arts Access Program will be part of a special exhibit, “New Jersey Medical School – ARTS” in the Medical Science Building at UMDNJ in Newark.

An opening reception will be held from 2 p.m. -4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. The exhibit will run through the end of August.

Nine Arts Access artists will be featured. In addition, artwork from three Arts Access satellite programs – the WAE Center of JSDD (Jewish Services for the Developmentally Disabled of Metrowest, Inc.) in West Orange, NJ; the Arc of Mercer County in Trenton, NJ; and Hattie Larlham in Twinsburg, Ohio – will be on display as well.

Arts Access enables people with disabilities to create fine art, assisted by professional artist-facilitators. All artwork is for sale, with half the proceeds going directly to the individual artist and the other half going to Matheny to cover the cost of art materials, stretching and framing of the work.

For more information on the UMDNJ exhibit, contact Eileen Murray at (908) 234-0011, ext. 442, or email her at

Untitled by Cindy Shanks.