||Art-Reach is a Delaware Valley nonprofit cultural service organization that
helps underserved audiences to experience arts and cultural programming and
that serves as a community resource by increasing accessibility to cultural
venues and events. Founded in 1986, Art-Reach annually partners with over
100 human service agencies and schools and over 125 cultural organizations
to make the arts more accessible to people with disabilities and economic
disadvantages. Through Art-Reach programs each year, over 15,000 people of
all ages, economic backgrounds and abilities are able to experience the
richness of the arts.
In conjunction with its 20th Anniversary, Art-Reach partnered with EKG to
complement its existing programming by offering clients the opportunity to
participate in hands-on workshops with local artists. Over 75 participants
explored their creativity through a variety of artistic mediums including:
photography, ceramics, drawing, bookmaking and sculpture.
ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS
The Doe Fund's Ready, Willing & Able program provides a holistic, structured
environment in which homeless men and women can restore their self-esteem
and regain power over their lives by becoming self-sufficient and productive
members of society.
St. Mary Interparochial School is a K-8 school that
serves young people throughout Philadelphia. Barber National Institute is
a multi-faceted facility that provides education, services and support to
individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Bancroft
NeuroHealth provides a spectrum of individualized services for children and
adults with neurological and related disabilities to help them achieve
greater independence and fulfillment in their lives, while improving their
function, activity and participation in society. Evangelical Manor serves as
a new model for retirement communities by focusing on enhancing the mind,
body, and spirit at each stage of aging. Overbrook School for the Blind
provides education and many special services and activities to children who
are blind or visually impaired.
This exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the
Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial Foundation of
the Philadelphia Foundation, Hirsig Family Fund of the Philadelphia
Foundation, Lida Foundation, Phoebe W. Haas Charitable Trust, Rittenhouse
Foundation and the Wachovia Foundation.
The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery hours:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Free to Public/Wheelchair Access