KMAC invited the Donor Circle to a special preview of two exhibitions that kick off the 2013 fall season, Creative Growth: Dan Miller and Judith Scott and Studio Visions. The entire show features work by artists with disabilities collected from three national art centers that offer support in exploring self-expression. Creative Growth: Dan Miller and Judith Scott curated by Matthew Higgs (White Columns NYC) brings together two artists who are closely associated with the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, CA. Studio Visions organized by Aldy Milliken with Krista Gregory (Visionaries + Voices) and Al Gorman (StudioWorks) brings together seven regional artists: Robert Bolubasz, Julie Baldyga, Kathleen Brannigan, Courttney Cooper, Andrew Hostick, Romando Love, and Matthew Torstrick.
A few local exhibiting artists as well as the Director of StudioWorks were on hand to further dialogue about the work and answer questions about studio practice. KMAC Director, Aldy Milliken elaborated on how the show came to exhibit at the Museum. He first saw the work of Judith Scott at NADA Miami and was intrigued. After research, he found other art centers that were enabling the art making process among adults with physical and developmental disabilities including a few right in the region.
The documentary, Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott by Betsy Bayha is also a part of the exhibition.