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Howland Library hosts Anderson Center’s ART WORKS II

Date July 6, 2015

Howland Library hosts Anderson Center’s Art Works II

The Howland Public Library in Beacon will 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 11 to Aug. 2. A Second Saturday artists’ reception will he held on July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Anderson Center for Autism is a person-centered nonprofit organization that fosters independence and self-advocacy for children and adults with autism. Anderson Center’s art program, Expressive Outcomes, held its first art exhibit in 2004, displayed in one of their LifeLong Learning Centers. The program has grown since its inception with more artists participating in more diverse mediums and textures including photography, both individually and collaboratively.

Artwork from Anderson Center's Expressive Outcomes art program

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.

The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main St. in Beacon. The Community Room Exhibit Space is open during regular library hours. The gallery may not be accessible during some library programs; consult the library calendar at beaconlibrary.org.