Jul 30 – Sep 7 2014
Seattle Art Museum
First Floor Corridor
9 AM – 5 PM
The Community Corridor Art Gallery presents work by artists from the Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation.
Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation is a house full of artists. It is also a day program
providing a safe and educational environment for special needs adults in the Kitsap Peninsula. There are daily art workshops, sing-a-long sessions, cooking classes and dancing led by volunteers and the two
full-time staff. The participants love to socialize with peers, be given
stimulating tasks, and live active lives. Life at BISNF is unique with so many present minds
participating and visual art is one way in which this light is captured. The art object allows the
special needs participants to share the work they do and take pride in their growth. It is important
to be able to support and provide a space for all types of creative activity and exploration for the
special needs community.
The artwork displayed here is a variety of work made by the special needs artists, highlighting
the idiosyncratic processes, thinking styles, and preferred materials of each individual. Taking
time to view and appreciate the differences is an insight into the depth of the creative mind.