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Berkeley, California (Monday, June 30, 2008)  

 "Fiber Art and Textiles" from the National Institute of Art and Disabilities will open at the Addison Street Windows Gallery located at 2018 Addison Street on Saturday, July 12. The exhibit takes place while NIAD is celebrating 25 years of creativity, promoting independence, dignity, and community integration for people with developmental and other disabilities. The exhibition is on through August 28 and can be viewed 24 hours a day from the sidewalk on Addison Street. It  is free and wheelchair accessible. 

This exhibit features a large selection of fiber arts and textiles created by NIAD artists, including quilts, weaving, custom embroidered t-shirts, bags, silk scarves, and sculpture. The fiber works are made from a variety of materials including yarn, donated cloth and clothing.  

Hundreds of artists have worked in NIAD’s studio since it began 25 years ago, producing art that has been exhibited throughout the United States and around the world.   The fiber art teachers teach them the techniques, but the artists make all the creative decisions.   Artists can choose to work in a variety of artistic mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and fiber art.  

NIAD is located in Richmond, CA, and was co-founded in 1983 by Elias Katz, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, and the late Florence Ludins-Katz, an artist and educator.  After pioneering work in their respective fields, they opened a series of non-profit art centers dedicated to the belief that all people, regardless of disabilities, can take part in the creative process.  NIAD  currently serves up to 50 adults each day,  from the diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds of Contra Costa and Alameda County.

The Addison Street Windows Gallery is a project of the Civic Arts Program of the City of Berkeley in cooperation with the Civic Arts Commission. For information about the Windows Gallery please call Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator at mmerker@ci.berkeley.ca.us or (510) 981-7533. For further information about this exhibition please email: Brian Stechschulte  brian@niadart.org


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