MOUNT VERNON — Local artwork will be on display for public viewing at a special art show Friday at Creative Foundations, 127 S. Main St.
As a part of March being designated Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, this will be the first in a series of art shows scheduled to showcase the talents of those individuals choosing to participate.
“We are an independent provider, an adult day service,” said Brandon Doup, director of Adult Day Services. “They [artists] all must be enrolled through the Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities. This just gives them a chance to be a part of the community in showcasing their artwork.”
Additional art shows are planned during each of the First Friday events starting in May. This week’s show will feature the artwork of David O’Brien and Josh Chappell. Each artist has created numerous pieces of art based on a favorite subject. O’Brien says he would like to be a race car driver one day, and Chappell says he wants to be a song writer. Both will be available from 6 to 7 p.m. O’Brien will also be delivering some pieces of poetry he has written.
Art pieces will be available for sale as well.
“We teach life skills here. It’s all about ‘What do you want to learn to lead a more impactful life?’” said Doup. “Individually, it’s up to each person on what they want to do.”
The art show will take place at Creative Foundations from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday.