ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Community Exhibition: CCARC
On view in the Museum Café.
The NBMAA is honored to present artwork created by members of the CCARC community.
Founded in 1952 as a not-for-profit organization, CCARC INC. has been dedicated to providing an array of adult day, employment support, and residential services within the community to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
CCARC INC's art program for adults with IDD is a remarkable initiative that embodies the organization's commitment to fostering independence and personal growth. The art program gathers weekly and serves as a vibrant platform for participants to explore their creative talents and express themselves artistically.
Through a variety of engaging activities and workshops, individuals are encouraged to unleash their imagination, develop artistic skills, and find joy in the process of creation. The program creates a supportive and inclusive environment where participants can thrive and build self-confidence while forming meaningful connections with fellow artists.
"Making Dreams Happen Through Art!"
Fostering appreciation for the creative talents of people with intellectual disabilities.
CCARC is privileged to benefit from the expertise and kindheartedness of Vince Stryeski, an architect, artist, poet and instructor at Paier College of Art. Working as an architect for Kaestle Boos, Vince designed CCARC's main facility on Slater Road in New Britain. He now generously donates time each week to "Make Dreams Happen" through art at CCARC.
Creating artwork is proving to be a powerful means of expression for individuals facing the daily, lifelong challenge of living with intellectual disabilities, like Down Syndrome, as well as conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy and multiple other physical limitations.