Unimpaired: Georgia Artists with DisAbilities
Athens-Clarke County Library
Multipurpose Room A/Quiet Gallery
2025 Baxter Street
706 613 3650
Reception: Multipurpose Room A, Saturday, February 8 • 3:00 pm
Exhibition: Quiet Gallery, February 8—March 28, 2020
Approximately fifty award-winning pieces of art from disabled artists across Georgia will be on display at Athens-Clarke County Library from February 9 through March 28, 2020. The exhibit includes paintings, photographs, clay pottery, mosaics, textiles and other media. Ten Best of Show, fifteen Distinguished Merit, and twenty Honorable Mention awards were given to the pieces in the exhibit.
Theresa Shields, Georgia Artists with DisAbilities chair, stated that “the non-profit organization continues to be an avenue that allows hundreds of disabled artists to achieve recognition and commercial opportunities for their unique pieces of art… we are proud to be an advocate for the disabled in communities across Georgia and honored to put their art on display every year for the public to see and enjoy.”
Georgia Artists with DisAbilities Inc. was founded in 1985 by the Pilot Clubs of Metro Atlanta and is supported by Georgia District Pilot Clubs. The mission of Pilot International is to transform communities by developing youth, providing service and education, and uplifting families.
The mission of Georgia Artists with DisAbilities is to provide avenues through which Georgia artists with disabilities can display their artistic accomplishments in all disciplines of the arts, and to create public awareness of the artistic skills these artists have developed by overcoming the obstacles of their disabilities.
After the closing at the end of March, the exhibit will travel to Conyers, and then to other locations throughout Georgia.
The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.