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International artist Oscar Garcia Santander, left, one of the artists from the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation who will take part in the Disability Art Exhibition on Oct. 5, and Michael Dergar, president and CEO of the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation.
The Academy of Special Dreams Foundation will participate in the 2017 Disability Art Exhibition, sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department on Disability, on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Third Floor Bridge Gallery at Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. The exhibition will feature original paintings and other works of visual art created by local artists with disabilities. Also contributing works of art to the exhibition will be artists from Mexico and around the world.
“We are excited to renew our collaboration with the City of Los Angeles Department on Disability this year for the Disability Art Exhibition,” said Michael Dergar, president and CEO of the Pasadena-based Academy of Special Dreams Foundation. "This art exhibition is a testament to the creativity of our friends in the special needs community, and we encourage everyone to stop by Los Angeles City Hall to see their works of art. We give many thanks to the Department on Disability for this opportunity to support the artists of the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation.”
In addition, the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation will co-sponsor with the City of Los Angeles Department on Disability a reception at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, honoring the participating artists in this year's Disability Art Exhibition. The Academy of Special Dreams Foundation will award working artists grants to several nonprofit organizations in the Los Angeles area. The public is invited to attend this reception, free of charge, at Los Angeles City Hall, Third Floor, at which the individual artists will be recognized for participating in the art exhibition. There will be hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.
For more information, please visit www.specialacademy.org.
About the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation
The mission of the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation is to increase public awareness, recognition, and appreciation of the creative talents of people with disabilities by providing opportunities that encourage, promote, and showcase their artistic expressions.
About the City of Los Angeles Department on Disability
The Department on Disability, on behalf of the City of Los Angeles, is committed to ensuring full access to employment, programs, facilities, and services through strategic management and partnership education, advocacy, training, research, and improved service delivery for the benefit of persons with disabilities, providers of essential resources, and policymakers. More information about the Department on Disability can be found at http://disability.lacity.org/.