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

Posted Wednesday February 15 2017 at 4:14 pm

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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

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

Open Door Gallery at the Worcester Art Museum

Posted Monday December 19 2016 at 1:38 pm

Art at Open Door Gallery Worcester

Adam R. Rozan, Director of Audience Engagement at Worcester Art Museum, writes:

One of the most important priorities at the Worcester Art Museum is to increase accessibility so community members of all abilities can discover the joy of connecting with art at the Museum.  I'm pleased to announce that an exciting new partnership with VSA Massachusetts, an affiliate of the Seven Hills Foundation, creates a new gallery space for artists with disabilities.  Called the Open Door Gallery at the Worcester Art Museum this bright area, overlooking the Stoddard Garden Courtyard from the Higgins Education Wing, provides a meaningful opportunity for these artists to show their works, while at the same time enhancing the Museum's offerings in the Higgins Wing.

The first exhibit, currently on view, is "Life Cycles", an exploration of the series of changes that take place in the life of an organism.  The featured works examine the nature and psychological vocabulary of this life cycle and its relationship to culture, history, tactility, material and artistic output.  The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular Museum hours.  Please enter through the Lancaster Welcome Center.

As part of the VSA MA/WAM partnership, participants also frequently visit the Museum galleries, where they find inspiration and connect further with the ideas and images from over 50 centuries of creative expression.  Increasing accessibility for people with disabilities increases accessibility and understanding for everyone.  We are proud and delighted to welcome VSA Massachusetts to the Worcester Art Museum and invite you to discover their amazing creative gifts in the Open Door Gallery at WAM.