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The Resource Center

Works made by artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities in The Resource Center’s Creations art program are on display this month in Buffalo.

Seventeen works by Creations artists are included in the Albright–Knox Art Gallery’s ARTs Unbound exhibit, which features art made by people with disabilities at human-service organizations in Western New York.  This is the fourth straight year that artists from TRC’s Creations program have had their works included in the ARTs Unbound exhibit.  

The Creations program enables people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to express through their art what they might not be able to convey through words or actions.  Paintings and other works of art made by Creations artists have been displayed in local, regional, and statewide exhibits over the years, and some of the artists have won awards for the quality of their work.

This untitled mixed-media piece by Glenn Miller of The Resource Center’s Creations art program is on display at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Susan Gutierrez, TRC’s art instructor, said the works included in the Albright–Knox exhibit were created within the past year by participants in TRC’s day programs in Dunkirk and Jamestown. “The artwork truly showcases the unique and amazing talents of the TRC artists,” Gutierrez said.

ARTs Unbound will be on display through October 21.  The Albright–Knox is located at 1285 Elmwood Avenue. The gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.  There are admission and parking fees.  For more information, call (716) 882–8700 or visit www.albrightknox.org.

For more information about the Creations Art Program, call (716) 661–1076.