Art Through the Lens of Asperger’s
Today’s reception and reading features local artists
An exhibition of art and poetry currently lines the walls of the Doric Hall gallery in the Massachusetts State House. The exhibition is about more than skill and creativity, however — it’s about looking behind the canvases and learning about the artists, all of whom have Asperger’s syndrome, a neurological condition generally considered to be a form of autism and characterized by unusual social interaction and communication skills.
Seeing with a Different Eye: Art by Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome is hosted by the Asperger’s Association of New England and is at the State House through June 13. A free reception and poetry reading with the artists takes place today, June 3, from 10 a.m. to noon.
“The exhibit displays the talents and creativity of 30 adults with Asperger’s syndrome. It’s incredible what the artists produce,” says Dania Jekel, executive director of the AANE.
Seeing with a Different Eye: Art by Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome is at the Massachusetts State House, Doric Hall, Beacon Street, through June 13. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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