Natalia Manning with Johnson & Johnson vice president Arun Kumar.
“My art makes me feel free.”
Using an automated communications device, Arts Access artist Natalia Manning told a roomful of Johnson & Johnson employees what creating art means to her. The occasion was the opening reception for a special exhibition of Arts Access artwork at the J&J Information Technology Building in Raritan, NJ. More than 50 works of art created by 20 Arts Access artists are on display through the end of October on all four floors of the building. The exhibit includes paintings, digital art and sculptures.
Three other Arts Access artists – Jessica Evans, Chris Saglimbene and Alex Stojko – accompanied Manning to the reception, along with several members of the Arts Access staff. Matheny’s Arts Access Program enables people with disabilities to create fine art, assisted by professional artist-facilitators.
"Answering Machine” by Faith Stolz.
More than 50 works of art created by 20 Arts Access artists will be on display from June 6 through the end of October at the Johnson & Johnson Information Technology Building at 1003 Route 202 North in Raritan, NJ. An invitation-only opening reception will be held from 2-3 p.m. on June 6.
Artwork will be shown on all four floors of the building and will include paintings, digital art and sculptures. Matheny’s Arts Access Program enables people with disabilities to create fine art, assisted by professional artist-facilitators. All proceeds from artwork sales are split 50/50 with half the funds going directly to the artist and other half going to Matheny to cover the cost of art materials, stretching and framing of the work.
Untitled by Kevin White.