Art exhibit to be held at Art Co-Op
Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 7:39 am
“The Colors of Art and Autism,” paintings by children with Autism, will have an exhibit at the Arts Co-op, 217 Lindell Street in Martin. The exhibit will run from April 19-28. Exhibit hours are Thursday through Friday from 2-8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The opening reception, which is open to the public, will be on both Monday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 20. Refreshments will be provided.
The event is being held by Elizabeth Williams. She is a University Scholar student at the University of Tennessee at Martin. For the scholarship program, each student must complete a two-year research project.
Williams has spent the past two years studying autism and art therapy methods. Her project, entitled “Using Art Activities to Reduce Stereotypic Behaviors in Individuals with Autism,” has evaluated the affect of art activities on behaviors that children with autism exhibit. “The Colors of Art and Autism” is the final event for Williams and the children paticipating in the art therapy..
Williams invites everyone to come and enjoy the artwork completed by the children and learn more about autism.wcp 4-15-10