Today I had the pleasure of going to the opening reception for the Special Populations art show at the City Arts Center. Special Populations is a program of the Allied Arts Council of Oklahoma City that brings multidisciplinary arts education to children and adults with special needs in the metro area.
There are five special needs programs that participate in Special Populations. Two adult programs, one high school program and two children's programs. The art was absolutely beautiful and the turnout spectacular.
There were so many people there that the reception was planned for one area of the facility and had to be moved to another. Some of the participants from the high school program were videotaping and interviewing artists as I ducked in and out trying to take pictures oblivious to everything except my mission. Needless to say I had to be asked more than once to get out of the way and was asked to sign a release just in case they couldn't edit me out:)
These are the three paintings that Rose did along with a shot of her painting with several others. I have to go back before the show ends and take my time looking at the exhibit and get more photos. It was hard to do with so many people. If you live in the area I highly recommend you visit the exhibit. It ends on the 30th.
Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.
Oh and PS. Rose was initially a little nervous because of the crowd, hung close and held my hand. But once people started complimenting her she forgot I was there:)