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Monday, April 12, 2010

'New Horizons' Exhibit Showcases 'Outsider' Art April 19-28

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University Galleries hosts the exhibit “New Horizons” April 19-28 in the Atrium Gallery of the Guerrieri University Center. A reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 23.

This collection of outsider art showcases the talents of mental health consumers and those challenged by other disabilities from inpatient and community-based rehabilitative programs under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Including children, youth and adults, the artists have had little or no formal art instruction but have created pieces in many media, including paintings, drawings, photography and ceramics.
The exhibit presents an opportunity for its creators to gain a therapeutic experience and to develop their creativity in preparing pieces for display.

“New Horizons” is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is sponsored by the auxiliary of the Eastern Shore Hopsital Center, Inc., in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The exhibit is organized by the Eastern Shore Hospital Center’s Volunteer Services Department.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. The exhibit and opening reception are free the public is invited. For more information call 410-548-3972 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.



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