The Art Department, based in Portland, ME, was established provides unique opportunities to local Maine artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities. At The Art Department, artists work on projects that showcase a wide variety of mediums and skills, including animation, autobiographical memoirs, fictional movies, news casting and journalism, costume and prop creation, green screen experimentation, silk screening, printmaking, painting, drawing, book making, and lots more. “An Eclectic Mix” is just a small sample of the body of work of these amazing artists.
AN ECLECTIC MIX: WORKS FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT
July 28 – September 15
Opening Reception: Friday, July 28 from 5 to 8 pm
More about the Art Department: The Art Department was established in 2011 as an outsider art studio, contemporary gallery, retail store, screening space, and film production studio, to provide unique opportunities to local Maine artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The organization provides art supplies, cameras, computers, studio space, and instruction to over 30 local artists in a storefront location in downtown Portland, making room for any and all artistic interests. Through public access to workspace and galleries, the Art Department encourages community conversations about the talent and inspiring work coming from its artists through collaborations with local galleries, artists, and community organizations.
Corridor Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday (July 1 – August 26)
12:00 – 4:00PM
AN ECLECTIC MIX is made possible by local Yearlong Exhibition Business Sponsors: All Creatures Acupuncture Mobile Veterinary Services, Cold Mountain Builders, Little River Veterinary Clinic, ReVision Energy, Old Professor’s Bookshop, VeloInk, Waldo County Family Dentistry, and Viking Lumber Inc.