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"Expressions" Art Show Celebrates 25 Years of the ADA

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HORSE by Jeffrey Belpanno The arts promote the creative and often transformative power of both adults and children with disabilities. Credits: Middlesex County Office of Cultural and Heritage
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EDISON, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services and the Middlesex County Office of Cultural and Heritage have sponsored a traveling art show that features artwork by New Jersey artists with disabilities.

This special exhibit, titled “Expressions,” showcases a variety of art in different media and is in honor of the 25th anniversary of the inception of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. This exhibit was created in partnership with Central Jersey Arts Council (CJAC), VSA NJ, and the Borough of Carteret.

The exhibit opened Aug. 19 at Middlesex County College’s Studio Theatre Gallery at 2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison. The gallery is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. “Expressions” will end its run at the County College on Sept. 11.

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The final location for “Expressions” is Piscataway’s JFK Memorial Library at 500 Hoes Lane, where the works will be shown from Sept. 16 through Oct. 4. The library is open Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Works will be available for purchase at both locations. For sales inquiries, please contact the Office of Cultural and Heritage at 732-745-4489 bethany.widrich@co.middlesex.nj.us.

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