“These shows allow our artists to feel genuinely appreciated by people who don’t see them for what they lack, but see them for what they have," says Jessica Dore, of Studio 700 Center for the Arts.
Twice a year, the artists of Studio 700 have the chance to open the doors of their studio to the community and display their work, in a public recognition of exactly who (and what) they are.
“I think there’s a general climate of sympathy rather than appreciation that surrounds this population,” Dore said, “but there’s something raw and unique and wonderful about someone who isn’t ‘classically trained’ putting something down and creating art."
A program of Placer ARC, Studio 700 is the home to nearly 90 artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including conditions such as cerebral palsy and autism. Studio 700 offers a variety of creative mediums that encourage personal development and expression, from performing arts to clothing design, from graphic design to digital 3D animation.
Studio 700 artists have created everything from portraits to letterhead to this D.I.Y. video for "Codes & Keys" by Death Cab for Cutie.
Studio 700 Center for the Arts (700 Douglas Blvd., Roseville) will be hosting "Art with the Arc," a fundraising event and art show on Friday, November 4th, 2011 from 5pm to 8pm. All proceeds from "Art with the Arc" will benefit arts programs for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults.
"Art with the Arc" will be an evening filled with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and music by Thomas and Plecker. Fine art and jewelry made by our incredible and inspiring artists will be on display and available for sale. There will be a raffle that will include free wine tastings and more. Your $10.00 ticket entitles you to one glass of wine and a plate including gourmet cheeses, locally grown nuts, crackers, and fruit. Additional food and wine can be purchased at the event. For online tickets, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/207056
Placer ARC and Studio 700 have grown tremendously over the years, and our success is a result of the support we receive from our community!
Check out a preview for Studio 700’s upcoming performance of "The Truth About Fairy Tales" on November 17.