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Anderson Center for Autism Holds 6th Annual NYC Art Exhibit

Joy of color
    STAASBURG, NY, August 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- "No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit." Late American photographer and environmentalist, Ansel Adams, whose professional career began nearly 90 years ago, spoke these words on the matter of self-expression. Celebrating 90 years of commitment and advocacy, Anderson Center for Autism also finds the nostalgic truth behind these words in their own way.

Treating nearly 300 individuals on the autism spectrum, Anderson Center for Autism is New York's premier autism treatment and care center. Working well beyond the parameters of evidence-based approaches both in and out of the classroom, the Center has become dynamic in its offerings for personal fulfillment, growth, independence, and social interaction. The opportunity for self-expression through art continues to thrive as one of the favorite programs amongst students and adults alike. Thursday, September 4th from 6:00 to 8:00PM, Anderson Center for Autism's Expressive Outcomes' annual NYC art exhibit entitled 'Joy of Color' will be held at the Pavel Zoubok Gallery on 531 W 26th Street. The annual exhibit has become a proud moment for the community, staff, parents, and artists alike to celebrate profound artistic accomplishments and to appreciate the opportunity for such creativity among some of the most challenged adults on the spectrum.

The Pavel Zoubok Gallery has hosted the event since 2009, but Anderson's Expressive Outcomes program began as a seedling back in 2004 as part of the Center's LIFELONG LEARNING program. Having grown tremendously since, artists work both independently as well as collaboratively in a multitude of mediums and textures year-round.

"Distinct artists have emerged, often independently creating unique artwork within their homes and during weekly art sessions. The program has motivated our artists to enter their art into numerous outside exhibitions," says Development Associate Kelly Dooley.

As the program continues to grow and flourish, Anderson staff members plan to expand on opportunities for their artists to express themselves, and develop new skills through music, movement, dance, and even performance.

"This program continues to connect us with our communities, artists, families, agencies, and beyond. We welcome everyone to join us Thursday, September 4th and help support Expressive Outcomes," adds Dooley.

The Pavel Zoubok Gallery is located on the 2nd floor at 531 W 26th Street, New York, NY 10001. For more information please visit http://www.pavelzoubok.com, http://www.andersoncenterforautism.org, or contact Kelly Dooley directly at kellydooley@acenterforautism.org, 845-889-9208.

About Anderson Center for Autism
Anderson Center for Autism is New York's premier autism treatment and care center. It is a not-for-profit organization located in picturesque Staatsburg, N.Y., dedicated to providing the highest quality programs possible for both children and adults with autism. It employs nearly 800 specialists who are expertly trained to diagnose, treat, and care for adults and children on the autism spectrum.


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