Art Con 9 was this past Saturday; a little info on this year's awesome beneficiary:
My Possibilities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving adults with disabilities (including Autism, Down Syndrome, Aspergers, Prader-Willi, and head injuries). The organization is the first full day, full year continuing education program in DFW for Texans with disabilities that have “aged out” of secondary education, and is considered a leader in the local community and throughout North Texas for meeting the needs of adults with special needs. The Create program features hands-on art education and creative programming that helps their clients discover hidden talents and encourage artistic self-expression.
Since October 2011, My Possibilities has facilitated the Create program for their clients, who are lovingly referred to as HIPsters (or, Hugely Important People) to help them discover hidden talents and encourage artistic self-expression.
The programming utilizes a variety of approaches, including instruction on specific periods of art history, learning about prominent and historical artists, and instruction on specific styles and techniques.
“It has been a tremendous joy watching these individuals explode in personal, skillful and social expression; the artists in the Create Program, and their growth throughout, are the heart of our mission,” said Casey Parrott, head of the My Possibilities Create Program.
My Possibilities will use the grant money provided by Art Conspiracy’s 2013 fundraising efforts to purchase the supplies they require every day – from construction materials and art history books to paintbrushes and clay. They will also purchase supplies for their community-based art workshops and murals as well as art-based field trips to galleries and museums such as the DMA, Nasher, and Trammell Crow.