NIAD Art Center is pleased to present I Have Always Been A Storm, a group exhibition organized by Northern California artists and married couple James Aarons and Mark Taylor; Hometown Heroes: Christian Wimmer’s Photographs of Richmond Firefighters; and Essay: Works From James Aarons.
Ceramics are all around us. From the bricks of buildings to the pottery holding our cacti, the art form is often hidden in our homes and gone unnoticed. What’s often unseen is the traditional craft behind the scenes that requires hand-building technique and patience.
Currently, we have a trio of new and really amazing exhibitions in the NIAD galleries. On the bill will be a “What Are Words For,” a solo exhibition of recent work from Sara Malpass; “Eye Of The Needle: Recent Work From Peggy Blei Hracho;” and “Diamonds In The Rough: Creations From NIAD’s Jewelry Program.”
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.