“The artists of iXpress use shadow boxes to invite the viewer into their own private and poetic world.” – Sarah Sonnenberg
It’s not often that an artist (with development disabilities or not) is invited to create a 3-dimensional work of art… and then read poetic works at the same event. But that’s exactly what’s taking place at Merge Restaurant on March 10, 2014 from 5pm-7pm for the opening reception of Nooks, Stories on the Wall. Attending iXpress artists will be displaying miniature boxes (poetic boxed assemblages), in which they have fashioned artistic sets in order to tell their tales. Nooks, Stories on the Wall is on display at Merge from March 3rd – March 31st.
The many benefits of shows such as this, according to iXpress, is to “fuel personal inspiration, improve communication skills and develop a stronger sense of self” – many of the building blocks that we all need to live happy and fulfilled lives.
Merge | 439 Delaware Avenue | Buffalo NY
See iXpress on Facebook | Lead image – art by Julie Bissel
To add to the excitement, iXpress is also venturing into the realm of video, and has created a YouTube channel in order to promote the first ever iXpress Film Festival at The Screening Room on May 14th and 15th.
Youtube channel | Featured video…
Participants are led through an artistic process designed to fuel personal inspiration, improve communication skills and develop a stronger sense of self. iXpress reinforces that participants are first and foremost artists, who happen to be challenged with a disability. http://www.aspirewny.org/ixpress-art-program