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The Academy of Special Dreams and The Alhambra and The Ratkovich Company present Uniting Borders 2020-2021, an inclusive art collection empowering artists hosted at the new home of the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation, The Alhambra, 1000 S. Fremont Ave. The exhibition will be held from September through February 2021 at The Alhambra Galleries.
The exhibition features the original works of a group of 15 local and international artists who represent a wide spectrum of race, ethnicity, gender, age, and abilities. “This is truly reflective of the diversity of our society,” said Michael Dergar, CEO of the Academy of Special Dreams. “This exhibition underscores the principle that the struggle for social justice that has taken root in our country must incorporate everyone in society, including people living with disabilities.”
The artists thank The Alhambra for the generous support to provide a permanent home for the academy to showcase their artwork and for believing in their mission of “bringing public awareness, recognition, and appreciation to artists with disabilities.” They also thank their sponosrs: Walmart, Helen Woo, The Alhambra Day Nursery Foundation, Haydel Biel & Associates, the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce, City National Bank, Morgan Stanley and Andrea Atanay, Isabel Carlos and Bianca Cruz, Karla Alonzo, Ignacio Sanchez, Alhambra Unified School District, Hotel CasAntica in Oaxaca, Mexico, Entrepack and Baupres Gallery.