WORK OF ARTIST ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM

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 ANASTASIA O’MELVENY “MARMALADE”

(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – The Museum of Work & Culture will host Through Our Eyes, an exhibit by the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment (RI-CART).

All of the work on display was created by artists with autism and related conditions and will be exhibited through April 29 as part of the MoWC’s events planned for Autism Awareness Month. 

 

The exhibit highlights the creativity and talent of people with autism, providing viewers the unique opportunity to see the world through their eyes.

 

This year’s entries offers the artists perspectives on animals and the human-animal bond. The show is curated by Hartford, Conn.-based artist Matthew Best.

 

A public opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Saturday, March 16, from 1 to 3 pm. The reception will include light refreshments and additional performance-based works. 

 

This event is also part of Brain Week Rhode Island (March 9-17), a week-long celebration of brain health and brain science for Rhode Islanders of all ages.

 

Creative learning activities and events include expert panels, talks, film screenings, workshops, and a Brain Fair with interactive science exhibits. For more brainy fun, visit BrainWeekRI.org.

 

About RI-CART

RI-CART is a state-wide research network built on a partnership between families and individuals, clinicians, educators, and researchers. Our goal is to work together to improve services and quality of life for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.

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