RECIPROCITY: The Individual and the Collective comes to Belian Art Center

Portraits in Blue

Portraits in Blue

This February, Belian Art Center in Troy will be hosting Paint a Miracle’s first gallery exhibition featuring select artists in a contextual setting. RECIPROCITY: The Individual and the Collective, is the result of Paint a Miracle’s new Visiting Artist Program and features four unified pieces completed from individual pieces created by Paint a Miracle artists. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, February 8 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The featured exhibition runs from February 8 through 28, 2014.

Two years ago Rochester resident, Carol Cameron was asked to be a visiting artist at Paint a Miracle. After working with the artists’ chosen for this program, she fell in love with the place. “I was the visiting artist that wouldn’t leave,” jokes Carol. She feels that the studio at Paint a Miracle provides a safe

Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage

place to take risks when making art. Many of the artists have experienced some type of hardship in their lives. They not only bring their depth of experience to the table, but also their nonjudgmental support of each other. From this idea of the reciprocal nature of the person and the group, Ms. Cameron developed four projects that would include individual pieces shown in a collective setting; We Are All Connected, Self-Portraits in Blue, Inner Child Collages, and Rite of Passage.

About Paint a Miracle:

Paint a Miracle, located in downtown Rochester, is uniquely designed for people living with disabilities. It was started by the family of Rochester area dentist, Dr. Dale Propson, in response to a family tragedy. Twenty-nine years ago, a drunk driver hit Dr. Propson’s car, and he suffered a traumatic brain injury and lost most of his eyesight. After discovering painting as a means to heal, Dr. Propson suggested opening an art studio specially designed for people facing similar challenges. Today, Paint a Miracle plays an important role in serving the artistic and social needs of over 65 local artists living with disabilities.

Paint a Miracle (www.paintamiracle.org) is located at 400 Water Street, Suite LL4, Rochester, MI. 48307. For more information, contact Paint a Miracle at 248.652.2702.

About Sarah Hovis

Word manipulator, arts appreciator, sports spectator, and world traveler, Sarah charts her own course as the owner of saliho creative. She uses her creative mind and engaging dialogue to fearlessly bring the written word to life in print and online… all while keeping a watchful eye out for the next literary adventure. You can reach her at sarah@rochestermedia.com.

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