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The October Disability Art Exhibit at Los Angeles City Hall featured Academy of Special Dreams Foundation and LIFT artists. From left: Jerry Ruiz, Academy of Special Dreams founder; Perla Santander; Oscar G. Santander, artist; and Michael Dergar, Academy founder and CEO.
The October Disability Art Exhibit at Los Angeles City Hall featured Academy of Special Dreams Foundation and LIFT artists.
“This yearly art exhibition is a testament to the creativity of our friends in the special needs community,” said Michael Dergar, president and CEO of Academy of Special Dreams. “We give many thanks to the Los Angeles Department on Disability for giving us the opportunity of collaborating to make this Disability Art Exhibit 2018 a very successful event. We also want to thanks Susan and the amazing group of Cal State LA vocal arts for their wonderful performance and unconditional support. Congratulations artists, academy family, and supporters for helping to bring an event of recognition and appreciation to the creative talents of artists with disabilities internationally.”
The Academy of Special Dreams Foundation believes that all people, regardless of their disabilities, should have equal opportunities to express their talents and to be successful in the arts. As a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the Special Academy's mission is to increase public awareness, appreciation, and recognition of the creative talents of people with disabilities by providing opportunities that encourage, promote, and showcase their artistic expressions.