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Artists with Autism Featured by Gallery

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Artwork by James Hogarth will be available for purchase at Gallery on Main in Somerville. Credits: Courtesy Gallery on Main
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Artist James Hogarth Credits: Courtesy Gallery on Main
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Pianist Bob Hogarth will perform at Gallery on Main in Somerville. Credits: Courtesy Gallery on Main
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Impressionist art by Simon Levers. Credits: Courtesy Gallery on Main
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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Gallery on Main, 30 West Main St., will celebrate Autism Awareness on Sunday, 
April 29, featuring three artists - brothers James and Bob Hogarth and Simon Levers.

There will be prints and cards available for sale by James Hogarth and Levers.

The event is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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Bob Hogarth is a pianist with autism. He has been playing since the age of ten. He was taught by the late Connie Tarantino of Connie’s Music Center here, who helped him achieve a level of talent beyond what many thought was possible. He possesses perfect pitch and exceptional fine motor skills. He practices every day.

He has performed at area nursing homes and at his church, Bridgewater United Methodist Church where he also plays the bells. He attends the adult program at Princeton Child Development Institute and works alongside a job coach three days a week at Sanofi in Bridgewater.

His brother James Hogarth is an artist with autism. Gallery on Main hosted an exhibit of his work last year. He has been creating bright and cheerful pictures since the age of four, using pens and markers to render his intricately detailed pieces. His work has been featured on note cards and holiday card collections to benefit his school, Princeton Child Development Institute.

He has illustrated numerous Toys ”R” Us cards and tote bags, and donated artwork to Autism New Jersey. Hogarth attends the adult program at Princeton Child Development Institute and works alongside a job coach at PEAC, an athletic club in Pennington.

The brothers live at home with their parents, Mary and Charles Hogarth in Bridgewater.

When Simon Levers was diagnosed with autism at three years old he couldn’t speak, but he could sing, the first indication that his artistic gift would help him to improve his communication skills.

In an effort to expand his socially acceptable activities, teachers at Princeton Child Development Institute put a paintbrush in his hand and he was off.

Now 14, Simon has developed a beautiful impressionist style. PCDI has helped Simon greatly improve his social skills, communication and independence. As a thank you a percentage of the sales of his artwork will be donated to PCDI.

Further information is available online at www.galleryonmainst.com or by calling 908-722-4234.

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