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“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.
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The public is invited to stop by and view the art.
At this event, funds were raised to help the Special Olympics organization provide Olympic-type sports training and athletic competition year-round for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Michael Dergar, an impressionist artist and founder of the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation, had a mission to inspire and create a more inclusive society.
Two Mexican artists, two countries, one mission: Support artists with disabilities.
The Academy of Special Dreams believes that all persons, regardless of their disabilities, should have equal opportunities to express their talents and to be successful in the arts.