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Artists with autism invited to showcase their talent at Riley Hospital

Mar. 27, 2014

Hands in Autism and the Indiana Arts Commission are seeking original works of art from artists with autism spectrum disorder for a special exposition in the Simon Family Tower at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health from April 21 to 23.

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Pipecleaner art from a young applicant to this year's show. Each represents a character from a favorite online game.

The deadline to submit art to the exhibit is April 1. Artists will also be notified of their work's acceptance on this date.

Fine art, mixed media, photography and digital media will be accepted. There is no age requirement for submissions, but applications for artists younger than 18 should be submitted by parents or guardians. A team of judges will select the works to be displayed in the exhibit.

"Hidden Talents: Celebrating Abilities Through Exposition" opens with a ceremony from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 21. Exhibit will display i from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22 and 23.

The family-friendly event will be open to the public and offer mini-informational sessions and opportunities to gain insight into the world of autism spectrum disorder.

Hands in Autism is an interdisciplinary training and resource center at IUPUI. The center was founded in 2004 to extend the outreach and training offered by the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at Riley Hospital and the Indiana University School of Medicine.

The Indiana Arts Commission is supporting this exhibit through a Capacity Building Grant, which promotes educational programming statewide.

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