A Selection of Studio Works From Imagine That! KC and Johnson County Developmental Supports’ Emerging Artists
Works by artists who’ve been diagnosed with intellectual or developmental disabilities are often shown on the periphery of the art world even when the artistic value and skill level are high. The exhibition Peripheral Visions duly spotlights dozens of artists from Imagine That! KC and Johnson County Developmental Supports’ Emerging Artists program.
One participant’s collage has been featured on a Charlotte Street Foundation public-art Crossroads Artboard; he also has published a collected works. Another is featured in the award-winning short documentary Emerging Artists.
Imagine That! KC and the JCDS Emerging Artists program support artists diagnosed with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD), allowing them to sell and show their works locally and nationally alongside those of other artists. The exhibition provides a look into the program and at a compelling collection of art in a variety of media: pen and pencil drawings, textile sculpture, acrylics, collage, and more.