Art Centers

American Studios and Galleries for Artists with Developmental or Mental Disabilities


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About the Book

Throughout the United States, there are progressive art centers, studios, and galleries that provide services for artists with special needs. Art centers play a positive role in encouraging personal growth, creativity, and self-reliance.
This book has two main parts. The first is a directory of art centers in the United States that provide services for men and women living with mental or developmental disabilities. Each entry includes a brief description of the art center’s program and objectives, a list of associated artists, and contact information including administrators, websites, phone numbers, fax numbers, and physical addresses. The second part is biographical, giving descriptions of more than 460 artists and their work.

About the Author(s)

Brooklyn College Professor Emerita Betty-Carol Sellen has written numerous books in the fields of librarianship and reference. She is on the Board of Directors for Art Enables (Washington, D.C.) and is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Folk Art Society of America. A recipient of the Folk Art Society Award of Distinction, she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Bibliographic Details

Betty-Carol Sellen
Format: softcover (6.5 x 9.5)
Pages: 212
Bibliographic Info: 83 photos (31 in color)
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4140-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

“Art and Disabilities” by Florence Ludins-Katz and Elias Katz      1

Introduction      3

ART CENTER PROGRAMS (by state)      5


Art Centers and Their Locations      201

Book Reviews & Awards

“very useful compendium”—Raw Vision.