Cresson, Pa. — Mount Aloysius College is hosting an art show produced by the artists of Spindleworks. The gallery will be displayed in the College’s Athletic Convocation Wellness Center until Jan. 16, 2020.
Spindleworks is a non profit art center for adults with disabilities and a program of the Independence Association of Brunswick, Maine, whose mission is to help children and adults with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives in their chosen community. Artists in the Spindleworks program come from surrounding communities including Bath, Topsham, Bowdoinham, Portland, Westbrook, Auburn, Lisbon Falls, Richmond, and Freeport.
Spindleworks artist, Rita Langlois enjoys participating in the program. “Handicap, I heard of but I ain’t got it now.”
At Spindleworks, over 40 artists work in a variety of mediums, including painting and drawing, photography, ceramics and woodworking, weaving and other fiber and fabric arts. In addition, the artists write poetry and stories, and express themselves through acting and other performing arts. Their work has been exhibited widely, and they are well known and respected members of Maine’s artistic community.
Artists attending the program receive supplies, studio space, and guidance as needed. Their work is exhibited in the Whatnot Gallery and Store at Spindleworks as well as in shows both locally and nationally. The artists receive 75% of the sale price of their work, with 25% returning to the program to purchase supplies.