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What is Envision’s Art Program?
Envision’s Art Program provides classes that are intended to build on the natural creative skills of people to increase their social and emotional skills, improve dexterity, enhance ability to focus, and improve self esteem. The goal of the program is not to teach painting, drawing or sculpting in a traditional manner, but to provide the materials, support and encouragement to develop natural talents. If done with care and respect, the art produced can be a window to the soul of the complex and diverse people supported by Envision. Read More
Why is this important to the community?
This event exposes artists who are often underestimated, historically devalued and would not otherwise be featured in a professional art studio or gallery. The artwork inspires many and often attendees are surprised at the quality of the art which changes the perceptions of individuals with IDD within the community. The showcase raises awareness of this population, creates an opportunity for the public to connect with others that typically have no involvement with people with IDD, (builds on the natural creative skills of people to increase their social and emotional skills, improves dexterity, enhances ability to focus, improves self esteem, and educates the community of Envision's mission, purpose and services.)
Who is Envision?
Envision, Creative Support for People with Developmental Disabilities is a non-profit organization that supports over 2,300 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Weld County. As a Person Centered Organization, Envision empowers people to live, love, work and play their way.
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What is the H’Art of Envision Art Show?
H’Art of Envision Art Show and Opening Reception is a unique and expressive collection created by the talented artists supported through Envision's Art Program. This event showcases paintings, ceramics and other types of media created by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
The artwork is displayed in a formal gallery setting and an Opening Reception is held during Greeley’s First Friday. During the Opening Reception, attendees enjoy the artwork, Envision celebrates the artists’ accomplishments, reveal an “Annual Signature Piece” and allows the purchase of any work displayed.
The event is free, open to the public, and family friendly.
Beer, wine and light refreshments will be served complimentary to guests.
This year, an Envision artist will create a piece of art live during the event! Following the Opening Reception, the gallery will display the collection for a period of time during the month of October.
Photo albums from Annual H'Art of Envision Art Show held each October.
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