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Posted on: December 31, 2018

Portland's Disability Advisory Committee to Host Art Exhibition January 7 - 18

You're Invited

The Portland Disability Advisory Committee cordially invites the public to attend Perspectives, an art exhibition composed of work created by The Art Department and Publication Studio at Portland City Hall from January 7 - January 18, 2019.

Please come meet the artists at the opening reception on Tuesday, January 8th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM in the State of Maine Room on the second floor of City Hall. There will be a celebratory toast at 5:45 PM with light food and refreshments provided, as well as an ASL interpreter.  In case of inclement weather, the snow date for the event is January 9. This is a free event!

The Art Department and Publication Studio are non-profit leadership programs of Creative Trails that advocate for career exploration for Maine artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities. They have been providing professional support since 2011 for artists striving to reach their creative potential. They provide an environment that encourages each individual to develop technical skills to collaborate with local artists and pursue strategies for self-promotion and connections through community events. Through public access to their studio space and art exhibitions, they strengthen community contacts and spark conversations that add to the vibrancy of the Portland art scene. The Art Department and Publication Studio are located at 611/613 Congress St where you can shop at the gallery and gift store.

About the PDAC

The Portland Disability Advisory Committee (PDAC) advises the City Manager on issues of importance to people with disabilities and also recommends policies, practices, and legislation in matters affecting people with disabilities consistent with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The Committee Membership includes a diverse array of individuals, including business owners, individuals with disabilities, family members of individuals with disabilities, and representatives of organizations that advocate on behalf of the disabled, all of whom share a collective commitment to help create inclusion and quality lives for individuals with disabilities in the City of Portland. Click here for more information. 

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