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February 2017 Archive

Creative Minds for ABI Survivors - Open Door Gallery, Worcester Art Museum

Posted Wednesday February 15 2017 at 4:14 pm in Open Door Gallery

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A monthly casual social art experience for adults with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).  Engage with the world of art by creating art through studio experiences led by knowledgeable art instructors.  Discuss art throughout history from antiquity to contemporary.  No previous art experience required and refreshments are included.

Upcoming Meetups at Open Door Gallery, Worcester Art Museum:
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10AM - Mary Cassatt
Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6PM - Patterns & Zentangels
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:30AM - The Art of Couples
Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 5:30PM - Impressionism

Sign up here.

Please note, to be included as a member, participants need be at least 18 years or older and have an acquired brain injury.  If you need help determining if you are eligible, please contact Krystal Carl, Program Coordinator, at 774-272-0753 or and include your phone number if you would like us to contact you by phone.  Friends are welcome and personal care assistants, or other support persons are welcome and required, if needed.

Open Door Gallery Presents Greg Rogers - Meaning, Life, and the Search for Light

Posted Monday February 13 2017 at 9:55 pm in Open Door Gallery

Greg Rogers - The lemon Flag

Greg Rogers uses acrylic, oil pastels, Chalk, and india ink on paper, offering a mixed media of rich textures and lively color contrasts.  Greg uses his feet to accomplish most fine motor skill tasks including his striking paintings.

Greg Rogers - Meaning, Life, and the Search for Light
Open Door Gallery
Now through April 13, 2017 9am - 5pm
Reception February 16 2017 4-7pm

ASL, Sensory Friendly, Audio Described Performances of "Seussical"

Posted Wednesday February 01 2017 at 2:33 pm in Cultural Inclusion

Students rehearsing Seussical

Open Door Theater of Acton presents it's production of Seussical, the fun and fantastic musical adventure, which features many of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and the Whos.  All these and more are brought together through the tale of a boy named JoJo, who is unnoticed by his peers and thinks "unusual thinks", but finds an ally in Horton the Elephant.  Audiences will journey into the storybook world of Dr. Seuss as this creative duo tries to convince their friends to see that "anything is possible" if they can only imagine beyond what is right in front of them.

ASL Interpreted
Saturday February 4, 2017 at 2pm

Sensory Friendly
Saturday February 11, 2017 at 12pm

Audio Described
Saturday February 11, 2017 at 7pm

Tickets $12 and $15
All performances at:
R J Grey Jr. High Auditorium
16 Charter Road, Acton, MA

Dance Performance by Abilities Dance

Posted Wednesday February 01 2017 at 12:01 pm in Cultural Inclusion

Woman dancing

Ellice Patterson of Abilities Dance writes:

Abilities Dance was created to provide a professional platform for dancers of all physical abilities.  We create the choreography to emphasize the dancers' strengths and build on their limitations.  We utilize composers to create music customized to the movements and emotions conveyed in the piece.  The customized piece gives an organic and unique experience that will engage and inspire audiences.

Our first show entitled "Abilities" centers around how physical challenges can affect a person and their relationships, specifically familial and romantic.  Throughout their personal and relationship struggles, they learn to find the strength within themselves, re-connect in their relationships, and embrace their abilities.

Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA
General Admission $25
Students $20
More info and purchase tickets