Local Art Exhibit Showcases Work By Those With Disabilities
By Cherri Gregg
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — “All About Art” is MossRehab’s annual art exhibition that showcases hundreds of work by artists with disabilities.
“I do see the glass as half full. I always have. And that’s what making art is all about,” says artist Daphne La Croix, who has chronic lymphedema of the left arm, a damaged retina of the left eye and is a stage three breast cancer survivor of 16 years.
She uses her art as therapy and decided to put her pain on canvas.
“Producing art turns any unhappiness you have into joy. So I say everyone is an artist,” La Croix explains.
Curator Nancy Pageau says the exhibition includes work for sale from more than 82 artists with a range of disabilities:
“We have traumatic brain injury patients, we have muscular dystrophy patients, MS, and we have blind artists who do sculpture…”
Pageau says that viewing the artwork is inspiring.
“It’s hard to believe that these are artists that had to overcome many, many disabilities to create their work.”
For more info on the free exhibit, go to www.MossRehab.com.