LUMIÈRE is a collection displaying the integral role that light can play in a work of art. We were delighted to see and feel light as the main character through the translucency, the sparkle, hard vs. soft, day vs. night, and so much more. And just like light itself, these works lead us like a moth to the flame. We experience the purity, knowledge, cosmic energy, and transcendence that light gives to us. As light does to us naturally, our instinct pulls us in further, showing us that light truly is a fundamental and universal symbol.
SUPPORTING THE ARTS
A portion of the proceeds from our entry fees has gone to Art Enables, an art gallery and vocational arts program dedicated to creating opportunities for artists with disabilities to make, market, and earn income from their original and compelling artwork based out of Washington, DC.
In addition to earning income from art sales, artists build the skills, relationships, and experience necessary for a successful career in the arts. They offer their artists the creative space, materials, and marketing support they need to develop and succeed as professionals.
Established in 2001, Art Enables believes that artists with disabilities are vital to a robust arts landscape and should be afforded the opportunity to pursue art as a vocation and career. Art Enables works with artists who experience a broad range of developmental and cognitive disabilities and mental health challenges, including autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, among others.
To learn more about their work, visit their website www.art-enables.org