Wayne Art Center Supports Students with Special Needs
May 2, 2012 · The Melmark School
May Showcase Highlights Works by Students with Autism
Memories often come and go, but none quite resonate as well as those that inspire 20 year-old Wilfredo of The Melmark School. Drawing from the recollections of his favorite books and movies, Wilfredo uses art to express his connection to some popular characters. Evoking similar inspiration and style, Harrison captivates his audience through combining carefully selected colors into rich designs. Both students enjoy artistic expression, and both have paintings in Melmarks Traveling Art Show, which showcases the talents of children and adolescents diagnosed with autism.
In its second year, Melmarks Traveling Art Show continues to connect its students to communities across the region. This month, the Wayne Art Center will make its first appearance on the shows circuit, as it continues to provide an environment that fosters inspirational and emotional development. In an effort to enhance and develop the cultural climate, the Center is a proven gathering place for students and artists alike.
"We are honored to have our students artwork on display at the Wayne Art Center," said Joanne Gillis-Donovan, Ph.D., Melmarks President and CEO. "Our students are very talented, and here at Melmark, our mission is to showcase their abilities. The Main Line business communitys support of their work truly shows its commitment to the community."
Melmark, based in Berwyn, PA and with a location in Andover, MA, provides residential, educational, vocational and therapeutic services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries and other neurological and genetic disorders. Melmarks programs and services are offered in an environment of warmth, care and respect. To learn more, visit www.melmark.org .
Located at 413 Maplewood Avenue in Wayne, the Wayne Art Center is proud to be the first art center in the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia. In an effort to enrich the community through the arts, the Center is dedicated to providing and supporting educational programming, cutting edge exhibitions, and local outreach initiatives.
Melmarks Traveling Art Show will be on display at the Wayne Art Center throughout the month of May. Be sure to stop by and discover the motivation behind these 16 pieces of art! To learn more about the Wayne Art Centers commitment to the community, visit www.wayneart.org.
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