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The disabled artists in the exhibit use unique and creative styles of painting. Mr. Moreno, a quadriplegic, paints with his mouth, incorporating perspective and attention to textures and colors. Mr. Doyle is a working photographer taking pictures from his wheelchair. Mr. Vogel uses his wheelchair to create pleasing symmetric designs on canvas.
There were over 80 in attendance on the Zoom webinar and over 1,400 views on Facebook Live. Mayor Sasha Renée Pérez gave an update on the state of the city. Vice Mayor Katherine Lee and Councilmembers Ross Maza, Jeff Maloney, and Adele Andrade-Stadler joined the live webinar and greeted the participants.
The chamber provides an environment to help members prosper and succeed through a working partnership with all levels of government and community organizations to achieve a prosperous local economy and quality of life.
“Our mission was to help provide mobility for the recipients so they can enjoy full inclusion and integration in the mainstream of society," said Michael Dergar, CEO of the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation.
“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,” said Michael Dergar, CEO of the Academy of Special Dreams.
An art collection empowering artists is being hosted at the new home of the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation, The Alhambra, 1000 S. Fremont Ave.
The exhibition gives a voice to people with disabilities by letting them express themselves as they seek equality and to be part of society.
Many restaurants throughout Southern California have been affected by the economic distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Health care workers and staff, who are putting in many hours of service to care for patients, cope with exhaustion and lack of decent meals.
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