Wharton welcome

Wharton library director Kassundra Miller with artists Josh Handler, left, and Alex Martinez.

Digital art and paintings by 11 Arts Access artists have been on display during July and August at the Wharton Library in  Wharton, NJ.  On Friday, August 16, the artists were recognized with a special reception at which some of their writing talent was also celebrated.

Sonya Kimble-Ellis, Arts Access writing facilitator, and Peter Giessner, Arts Access transporter, took turns reading short pieces of prose that had been written by the artists.

Arts Access makes it possible for people with disabilities to create fine art, assisted by professional artist-facilitators. The art covers a wide range of disciplines, not only painting, digital art and prose, but also dance, drama, poetry and sculpture.

Arts Access writing facilitator Sonya Kimble-Ellis reads “After the Movie” as the author Karen Frascella looks on.