Artists With Autism Are Featured At The Edmond Fine Arts Institute

July 23rd, 2015
The artwork of teens and young adults with autism is being featured at the Edmond Fine Arts Institute, 27 E Edwards St, in Edmond during […]

The artwork of teens and young adults with autism is being featured at the Edmond Fine Arts Institute, 27 E Edwards St, in Edmond during the month of July.  The exhibit is provided by AutismOklahoma.org and features are from the Inspire U program and Bee’s Knees, a partner program with Youth and Family Services of El Reno.

“Each month the FAI gallery features a different artist or group.  We are delighted to feature artwork provided by Autism Oklahoma in July”, states Shannon Price,

Art Exhibit at FAI

Art Exhibit at FAI

FAI executive director.   “This exhibit showcases creativity, passion and unique perspectives by very special individuals, ” Come by the FAI gallery Monday-Thursday 9-5, Fridays 9-4, and weekends when classes are scheduled for a free viewing.   “We are so excited to feature the works of our amazing artists in this gallery space.  We hope to inspire others and bring autism awareness in our community,” says Melinda Lauffenburger, Executive Director of  AutismOklahoma.org.

“Art is such a great way to communicate”, says Lisa Robinson, Art Director for AutismOklahoma.org.  “It has been so much fun to work with the artists and to see what they have to say” says Robinson.

Now in its 30th year, the Fine Arts Institute is Edmond’s nonprofit community arts organization offering educational enrichment for adults and children in the visual and performing arts.  For a class information call 340-4481 or visit www.edmondfinearts.com.

 

According to the Center for Disease Control, one in every 68 children in the United States is diagnosed with having an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Artwork Featured at FAI

Artwork Featured at FAI

AutismOklahoma.org is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides support for persons with autism and their families. Their vision is to help Oklahoma become more autism-friendly by bringing hope, empowerment and support to persons with autism and to help them reach their potential.   To learn more about AutismOklahoma.org and the many programs and support groups they offer, visit their site at www.autismoklahoma.org .

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