Art is a Human Right for Everybody:
Works from Open Hearts Art Center
April 27– May 15, 2016
reception + performance May 6 from 4pm - 6pm
Performance starts at 5:30!!!
122 Riverside Dr Studio F, Asheville NC 28801
Project Space at REVOLVE and Orange Space at Cotton Mill Studios are proud to host this exhibition in conjunction with UNCA and Curatoria.
I would say that not just me, but everybody is an artist. You can look for the definition of an artist. There are many. I tried to find one and I came to the conclusion that an artist is a person that knows how to live. Not that you are just very skilled making a product. Even when you prepare your breakfast, you can be an artist at breakfast. Or, you have a very good friend, you can be an artist as a friend too. Everything in life you can put your art. So if that is true, I am an artist…I think it [art] is a human right for everybody. Everybody’s supposed to do art.
– Jose, artist at Open Hearts Art Center
Society often regards those with disabilities to be less capable of having creative capacities and social relationships. Open Hearts Art Center (OHAC), a nonprofit organization in Asheville, North Carolina, seeks to change that perception and empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to create works of art. Established in 2005, OHAC serves forty-five artists in the Western North Carolina region. OHAC is a place where artistic expression blends with habilitative care.