Association for Individual Development (AID) and Water Streets Studios will be partnering up to bring you a one-night-only exhibition featuring artwork created by individuals from the AID Creative Expressions Group during Water Street Studios’ 2nd Friday Gallery Opening Reception on June 14, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Water Street Studios will be hosting the “Never Underestimate the Power of a Person” Pop-Up Show in the loading dock area adjacent to the art center. Artists will be on-hand to discuss their inspirations and design processes. This event is free and open to the public. AID will provide complimentary refreshments and desserts. Enjoy a cash bar provided by Water Street Studios along with new exhibitions in both the Dempsey Family Gallery and the Chicago Capital Gallery, explore resident artist studio spaces, family art activities, and more.
About AID’s Creative Expressions Group
Members of AID’s Creative Expressions group meets weekly to create group projects, which are reflective of their triumphs, and struggles they have endured. The members of the group utilize various artistic techniques while processing and reconciling emotional conflicts, fostering their self-awareness, developing social skills, and improving their overall mental health. The focus and goal of the Creative Expressions group is to educate, inform and increase awareness of the strengths and abilities of individuals who work beyond, strive, and conquer stigma’s associated with mental illness through the support of family, friends, professionals and their communities.
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