Thursday, July 9, 2009

Artists' Abilities Outshine Disabilities

Check out this great story from the Richmond News in Canada (yes, I'm going outside the U.S. again) about how art is helping people with developmental disabilities. Hopefully society will some day recognize their talents and abilities and see beyond the disability.

The painting of a smiling violinist haloed by a shimmering green sun is compelling.
What is even more gripping is the fact that it was created by a 49-year-old man who never held a paintbrush until two years ago. Oh yes, Enrico Magsago also uses a wheelchair and has cerebral palsy.

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