It was the opening day of our newest art installation, and the excitement was palpable. Each new art show is thrilling, but this one was unique. As Roxanne Storms, Art Instructor for our Structured Day Program said, “The participants of the Brain Injury Program have been in group art shows before, but this is the very first time we are having a show for only the ABI program.”

It started with a desire to showcase the creativity of the photography and technology group led by Amanda Deere and Tom Reagan but grew to include a wide variety of art, including painting, pencil sketches, sculptures, jewelry, and more.

The artists in attendance excitedly shared their moment of glory with friends, family, and each other. While some were assisted by walkers or wheel chairs, it seemed they were all dancing on air.

Jorelle said the show made her feel important because she felt appreciated for what she does. Glen agreed, saying, “It’s great that we get the recognition that we deserve.” Jim added, “It’s kind of surreal in a way. It’s as if my art has come full circle.” Victoria basked in the moment and looked toward the future saying, “I feel wonderful about this because we have never had anything like this. I can’t wait until our next show!

We invite you to stop by the Living Resources Art Gallery, located within our headquarters at 300 Washington Avenue Ext., Albany to view this wonderful exhibit on display throughout the month of April. Our hours of operation are 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.