July 12, 2013 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo,

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Aspire, iXpress Presents Odyssey at Burchfield Penney Art Center

iXpress, a local community of artists with developmental disabilities, will be displaying their works in a one-of-a-kind art exhibit from July 5 through September 22.

Buffalo, NY – Aspire of WNY is proud to celebrate a three-year partnership with the renowned Burchfield Penney Art Center by announcing their latest art showing. This mixed-media exhibit entitled Odyssey features a coordinated display of art, prose, and music highlighting the talents of Aspire’s iXpress Program Participants. A special opening reception features the Buffalo Chamber Players performing “ODYSSEY: DEPARTURE & RETURN”, an original musical composition collaboratively written by selected iXpress artists and musicians. The performance and opening reception will take place at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222 on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Attendees will be able to view 22 exceptional canvases depicting the collective journey of this extraordinary community of artists with developmental disabilities.

“Some of our iXpress participants have been friends for half a century,” explains Alex Glenfield, Art Facilitator for Aspire. “These epic friendships form the foundation of this unique project presenting a personally moving and aesthetically beautiful depiction of living life with a disability.”

Culminating the evening is the musical performance by the Buffalo Chamber Players marking their initial partnership with iXpress. The seven-piece chamber ensemble will perform an original score, written by a select group of iXpress artists and musicians, celebrating the remarkable experiences of each artist’s journey through life.

For more information, call Alex Glenfield, Art Facilitator at (716) 505-5648 or alex.glenfield@aspirewny.org

Aspire of WNY provides programs and services for adults and children with developmental disabilities including, but not limited to: cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, autism, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological impairments. Visit www.aspirewny.org.