EDISON, NJ – On Monday Oct. 7th, the Edison Arts Society will open a mixed-media art exhibit displaying works created by people with disabilities from the Edison-Middlesex County area. The artistic works will be unveiled at 7 p.m. at the Edison Municipal Complex in a distinctive exhibit that the Edison Arts Society and Mayor Thomas Lankey will be presenting.
“Our Township prides itself on its diversity. In addition to embracing our cultural, ethnic and religious distinctiveness, this also means fostering greater inclusion for people with disabilities,” Mr. Lankey said. “Our annual exhibit highlights the incredible creativity of local people whose talents richly deserve to be seen and appreciated.”
For a second year, Edison Arts Society President Gloria Dittman has gathered the creative works of nearly 30 artists with disabilities from the Edison-Middlesex County area for a mixed-media presentation of oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, pencil sketches, photography and sculptures.
The exhibit also includes creations by artists with disabilities from the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities, Edison Public Schools, Triple C Housing, and the Middlesex County ARC.
“Each of these local organizations have, once again, demonstrated enthusiastic support for our upcoming exhibit, each pleased to showcase the work of student-artists and talented amateur adults with disabilities," Ms. Dittman said.
The latest presentation, “Our Perspective Art Exhibit II,” will remain on display in Town Hall’s third-floor gallery until Oct. 30.
At Monday night’s opening, J.P. Stevens High School student Vincent Chen, a keyboard musician with disabilities, will perform and Edison poet Joe Kelly will read from his works.