The Howland Public Library in Beacon is pleased to host Art Works II, an exhibition of work created by adult artists in Anderson Center for Autism’s Expressive Outcomes program. Art Works II will be on display at the Howland Public Library from July 11th to August 2nd, 2015. A Second Saturday artists’ reception will he held on July 11th from 5-7 pm. Second Saturday is a city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month.
Anderson Center for Autism is a person-centered not for profit organization that fosters independence and self-advocacy for children and adults with autism. They are committed to providing quality programs to their consumers and an ongoing integrated support network for their families and guardians, while partnering with community stakeholders. Anderson Center for Autism provides an enriched and positive environment designed to promote growth, independence, and social interaction while providing opportunities that enable individuals to make informed choices.
Anderson Center’s art program, Expressive Outcomes, held its first art exhibit in 2004, displayed in one of their LifeLong LearningSM Centers. The program has grown tremendously since its inception with more artists participating in more complicated and diverse mediums and textures including photography, both individually and collaboratively.
Expressive Outcomes provides adult artists activities and venues for varied artistic expression, including visual, spoken, and performing arts. Visual art exhibitions take place throughout the year. At the exhibitions, artists discuss their inspiration, techniques, and ideas surrounding their art. Artists are encouraged to explore new creative realms based on their interests and goals and are assisted with displaying their work in community galleries and other venues.
Anderson Center is extraordinarily proud of the program and eagerly continues its development. Expressive Outcomes builds off its success, offering new opportunities for artists to express themselves and develop new skills, including music, movement, and dance. This program connects the participants with other artists, arts organizations, and the broader community.
The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508. The Community Room Exhibit Space is open during regular library hours. Please note the gallery may not be accessible during some library programs. Please consult the library calendar at beaconlibrary.org.