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You’re Invited to the Innocence and Experience Exhibition and Reception on 12/1/11

November 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Thanks for letting me know about this unique event, Karel!

Pure Vision Arts (PVA) was founded in 2002 by The Shield Institute a not-for-profit human-service agency that educates and supports New Yorkers with autism and developmental disabilities. Pure Vision Arts is New York’s first specialized art studio and exhibition space for people with developmental disabilities. PVA is staffed by trained professionals with backgrounds in art education, fine arts, and art therapy who provide mentoring and support to the artists who attend the studio.

Pure Vision Arts is ultimately about facilitating social change by creating opportunities for access and inclusion in the arts for people with neurological challenges. Many PVA artists have led extraordinary lives and the sheer power and uniqueness of their work helps to break down negative public misperceptions and stereotypes about people who have disabilities. In a very short time, PVA has become a vital resource for new and emerging artists of vision who would otherwise remain culturally and socially isolated.

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You are cordially invited to

Innocence & Experience   

9th Anniversary Exhibition and Reception
Featuring Work by Self-Taught Artists

Thursday, December 1, 2011

6:00-8:30 p.m.

114 W 17th St, 3rd Fl, New York, NY 10011

(212) 366-4263

 Free and Open to the Public

Fine Art and Handmade Boutique Items for Purchase
Walter Mika Untitled

  Walter Mika, Untitled, Pastel on Masonite, 20″24″ 2011

To view additional pieces by

our Featured Artist, Walter Mika,

please click on:

This Exhibition is Funded by Generous Donations from
The Capital Group Companies and BlackRock.

Family Art Class for Special Needs

October 27, 2011 Leave a comment

What: Opportunity to create art together as a family. All ages welcome. Come to one class or every week, and stay as long as you’d like. Art projects vary from week to week and include painting, drawing, collages and more.

Where: Center for Special Needs, JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

When: Sundays, 11am-12:45pm

Cost: $25 per child ($20 for JCC members)

For more information and to register contact Melissa Lader at or 646-505-5729.