Creativity Explored celebrates its 40th anniversary with a collection of powerful artwork and perspectives from its talented neurodiverse artists. ✨This vibrant book uplifts the voices of the artists of Creativity Explored, a nonprofit that gives people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to express themselves through art and share their work with audiences from their local community and in the contemporary art world.Featuring hundreds of original paintings, drawings, illustrations, and sculptures—as well as quotes from and stories about the artists—this curated collection invites readers to examine and challenge their perceptions about disability. Some artworks are humorous and blunt, while others are affecting and abstract, speaking to the artistic community’s diversity and creativity. This book offers an engaging introduction to person-centered thinking for art lovers or anyone interested in visually learning about disability justice. Creativity Explored was founded in 1983 with the belief that art is essential to life. This book celebrates the organization’s mission and its talented artists after forty years of creating impactful arts and career programs with developmentally disabled artists. This collection is a meaningful way to learn more about Creativity Explored and the diverse community it continues to support today.
✦ Hardcover, 368 pages