August 19 – September 25, 2016
Coordinated by ARISE, a non-profit agency based in Syracuse, UNIQUE celebrates the artistic talents of Central New Yorkers living with disabilities. The works included in this exhibition eloquently speak to the myriad thoughts, ideas, and feelings that all humans share, regardless of individual ability or circumstance. The annual competition invites submissions of art and literature which are then selected for display by a panel of judges, and the works are exhibited in several venues throughout CNY.
Joe Rufo, Fox at Night, colored pencil, UNIQUE award winner, 2015.
PaPa, by Ivette Gonzalez
Ivette Gonzalez, 23, was born in Cuba and currently lives in Fayetteville. She has a disability caused by seizures. Ivette loves photographing people and enjoys making people smile through her work. This is Ivette's first year in UNIQUE.