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Works made by artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities in The Resource Center’s Creations Art Program are on display this month at two exhibits.
RydersCup Coffee, located at 28 Chautauqua Avenue in Lakewood, is exhibiting a number of paintings made by Creations artists. The paintings will be on display through the end of October, and each of the exhibited paintings is available for purchase. Over the years, RydersCup has hosted several exhibits of works made by Creations artists.
“I am grateful to RydersCup for hosting this exhibit,” said Susan Gutierrez, TRC’s art instructor. “I am thrilled that the community will have an opportunity to experience the unique talents and expressions of the artists that participate in the Creations Art Program.”
The coffee shop is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Also this month, paintings by The Resource Center’s artists are on display in a new exhibit at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. The exhibit, titled ARTs Unbound, features works made by people with disabilities at 10 human-service organizations in Western New York. Gutierrez said that artists from each of TRC’s five day habilitation programs in Jamestown and Dunkirk have paintings included in the exhibit.
This marks the third straight year that works by Creations program artists have been included in an exhibit at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The Albright-Knox is located at 1285 Elmwood Avenue. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. ARTs Unbound will be on display through October 22.
Tamara Zofchak is a Creations Program artist and has paintings displayed in at RydersCup and the Albright-Knox. “I am happy to have my paintings in the art shows. I’m excited that I can share with the community my art, and hopefully my artwork will be inspiring to others,” she said.
For more information about the Creations Art Program, phone 716-661-1076.