In preparation for the visual arts exhibit at Full Circle 2013 Reflections, the 20th anniversary of Matheny’s Arts Access Program, curator Scott Beil plans to “highlight as many of our artists as possible, focusing on the voices of both our current artists and many who have passed on and left their powerful artistic footprints behind. It is my deepest intention to fully highlight the strong caliber of work that our artists have quietly been creating up on this little hill in Peapack over the past 20 years.”
Many of the Arts Access artists do not have use of their hands and arms, and many of them cannot speak. However, professional artist-facilitators act as an instrument for the artists with disabilities, using an elaborate menu system of shapes, colors, brush strokes, textures, paint-application options and other techniques that can be applied, if necessary, using only yes and no signals from the artist.
Displayed on this page are but two examples of the paintings and works of visual art that will be on display during the gallery reception that will be part of Full Circle 2013 Reflections. The entire program also includes a multi-media fine arts showcase featuring dance, choreography, drama and creative writing. For more information or to order tickets, call (908) 234-0011, ext. 260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.