Fourth Annual “Art & Ability”

Work by 13 artists with disabilities

March 9 - 31, 2002
First Floor Small Gallery
Artist's Reception: Saturday, March 9, 4 - 6 PM

The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center has been proud to showcase the artists of the Belsky Art Society over these last four years: Belsky Art Society was founded in 1983 to advocate for and promote the work of professional artists who would broaden the cultural plurality and ethnic diversity in the art world. Women, artists of color, gay and lesbian artists, and artists with disabilities are recognized as capable of unique visuion and contribution by the society, which seeks as its mission to nurture and celebrate their creative success. "Anyone who lives art knows that science has no monopoly on the power to heal...The arts have always been altering our way of sensing and feeling...of altering the human body" -- Norman Brown.

Bridging Art and Ability 4: Fourth Annual Exhibition of Artists with Disabilities will take place March 9th-March 31st, 2002 with an opening reception on March 9th, 4 to 6 p.m. Parcitipating artists include: Raynes E. Birkbeck, Mark Carter, Lily Dubner, Gilbert Gonzalez, Rodney Ley, John Ray, A. Santiago, Gail Shamchenko, Marlane Stokes-Gonzalez, Teriananda, Elizabeth Tranzillo, Richard J. Treitner, and Robert J. Weiss. Organized by James Pinney, Artistic Director. For further information: 718-628-5544.

The W.A.H. Center is also pleased to announce the upcoming Belsky Artists exhibition in celebration of Gay Pride Month: Perspectives II: An Exhibition of Lesbian and Gay Artists, June 8th - 30th, 2002 featuring participating artists: Mark Carter, Thom Heyer, Jonathan Lubin, A. Santiago, Kay Towns, Elizabeth Tranzillo and Richard J. Treitner. And, to be featured in the Downstairs Solo Gallery: Memories and Dreams, works by Manhattan artist, Miguel Tio.