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Showing Their Individualism Through Art
Monday, April 25, 2016
“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known,” said Oscar Wilde.
Eight students from the BOCES Educating Autistic and Related Disorders Students (BEARS) and Life Skills classes showed their individualism through their artwork that was on display at the Autism Information Expo and Art Exhibit at the Saratoga City Center on April 10.
The art exhibit, presented by the Autism Information Expo Consortium, provides artists with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities an opportunity to exhibit their artwork.
The Southern Adirondack Education Center's art teacher Melissa Slavin explained, “Some students made abstract rolled paper sculptures and glued them to a piece of cardboard painted black while other students made their own drawings or paintings using various media.”
Mrs. Slavin said there was a big crowd at the event. “I received lots of compliments on the rolled paper sculptures, which were displayed as the main focal point of the Art Show along with Enrique's circle painting.”
The following students, who are all from the Southern Adirondack Education Center, had their artwork on display at the Art Fair:
•Cameron Winch, "The Rainbow," markers on paper, 14”x 20”
•Bret Hilliker, "Wrestlers," crayon on paper, 8.5” x 11”
•Dominick Caputo, "Twists and Turns," rolled paper on cardboard, 12”x12” x2.5”
•Enrique, "Circles," pastel and paint on canvas, 18” x 24”
•Kaylie Smith, Paper Sculpture, rolled paper on cardboard, 12”x12” x7”
•Cassidy DeHate, Paper Sculpture, rolled paper on cardboard, 12”x12” x8”
•William Thomas, Paper Sculpture, rolled paper on cardboard, 12”x12” x4”
•Dennis Rituno, Paper Sculpture, rolled paper on cardboard, 12”x12” x 4.5”