County Executive Steven R. Schuh Announces Opening of 2015 Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit
Annapolis, MD (April 16, 2015) – County Executive Steven R. Schuh opened the 2015 Artist Without Limits Art Exhibit. The exhibit will run from April 16 to June 30, 2015 in the Arundel Center Lobby. The show features artwork from Anne Arundel County residents of all ages with disabilities. Forty-two artists have pieces on display this year. The opening night reception was held April 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Arundel Center Lobby and the County Council Chambers. The event included the presentation of Executive Citations and County Council Citations to all of the artists.
This is the fourth annual art show and the first for County Executive Steven R. Schuh. Through his leadership and partnership with the Commission on Disability Issues and Arts Council, this show has expanded to more artists than ever before.
"I am overwhelmed by the number of artists from Anne Arundel County who have contributed pieces to this show. I am reminded each day as I pass the Arundel Center how gifted these individuals are and how grateful I am that they have shared their talents.”
The exhibit is presented by the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. “The Opening Night Reception is a really exciting night for the artists and their families,” explains Mary De Angelo, Chair of the Artist Without Limits art Exhibit. “This art exhibit gives individuals with disabilities a way to showcase their work in a highly visible, respected way. It actually helps to change perceptions about people who have disabilities.”
"This is the fourth year we’ve had the opportunity to partner with the Commission on Disability Issues on this exciting art exhibit," says April Nyman, Executive Director of The Arts Council. "As jurors for the exhibit, we were so impressed with the quality of the artwork submitted. It’s great that we can give this kind of exposure to artists with disabilities.
About The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues
The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues advises the County Executive and the County Council on the coordination and development of government policies, programs and services for people with disabilities. For more information, contact the Commission at 410-222-4464 voice, or via TTY using Maryland Relay 7-1-1.
Please visit the Commission’s website at http://www.aacounty.org/Aging/DisabilityCommission
About The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, a.k.a. the Cultural Arts Foundation, works to create a strong financial support system for the entire spectrum of arts groups in the County. Through a partnership of public and private interests, it provides funding for music, dance, drama, and the visual arts. Please visit the Arts Council website at http://www.acaac.org/
County Executive Steven R. Schuh presented Executive Citations and County Council Citations to all of the artists.