Beginning in 2015, NIAD Art Center is delighted to announce a more expansive exhibition schedule, offering new exhibitions every month of the year (previously, shows were mounted bi-monthly).
To create his sculptures, artist Jon Fukui transforms ordinary clay into fantastical creatures that dwell in an alternate universe. Influenced by Japanese folklore and pop culture from the 1960s, including the television show “Ultra Man” and the anime series “Speed Racer,” along with “Godzilla” and other monster movies, he bases some of his works on […]
Following in the footsteps of pop painter John Wesley, 27-year-old Heather Edgar’s work enjoys a sparseness and sign-like flatness often associated with illustration work. Her limited palette only reinforces the minimalism inherent in her paintings and drawings. But unlike Wesley’s work, Edgar’s pieces are primarily about love, self and landscape.
NIAD’s visual art program promotes meaningful independent living by artists with disabilities—while its artists create remarkable contemporary art. In a unique open studio environment, and with the guidance of qualified staff, NIAD artists acquire new skills in artistic practice and in independent living.
While not all of NIAD’s artists receive wide-spread recognition for their art, all gain a sense of pride from learning a craft and profession of their own. Artists at NIAD earn 50% commission from the sale of their work and a nearly all have sold at least one piece of art by participating in the program. […]
NIAD Art Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and is supported in part by local and national foundations, businesses and individual donors (like you.) We could use your support in whatever way you can afford. NIAD’s art program promotes extraordinary art and meaningful living by artists with disabilities.