August 2012 – Shades of Paint: Autistic Events

Posted on Aug 11, 2012

August 2012 – Shades of Paint: Autistic Events

Exhibit from August 9 through September 29 at Etowah Arts Commission | Cupcake Artist Reception on August 23 from 6-8pm, FREE

Mountain Range by Logan Raby

Featuring artists Derrick Freeman, Sam Moses, and Logan Raby, Etowah Arts explores different ways to approach art with the second installation of the ‘Shades of Paint’ series. These young men are all represented by Autistic Events, an arts-based nonprofit in Sweetwater, TN.

Want to see even more from these exceptional artists? Be sure to check out each of their websites, linked in the Bios below!

Be sure to stay on the alert for art classes in conjunction with this exhibition. Workshops will be fun and innovative for all creative types, with or without learning disabilities. Art Class: Art for Everyone!

On the Artists:

Derrick Freeman is a prolific and talented artist whose work has caught the inspiration of many. His work has been featured in many local newspapers and television shows. He designed the 2007 Christmas cards for the Autism Society of East Tennessee. He also organized the first Wilbur N. Daniel African American Art Show at Austin Peay University. WEBSITE

Sam Moses often works outside the expectations of ‘traditional’ artistic media, creating new and innovative directions from old techniques. He is fascinated with modern automobiles, reinventing old toys into original mobile creations. He is well-known for his ‘picture stories’ which capture a tale within a single drawing. When painting, he captures the world around him in both realistic and surreal landscapes. WEBSITE

Logan Raby has been an artist all of his life, creating sculptures, clothing, and paintings from a very young age. As he matured, his work grew into a vivid display of color and inspiration. Several of his paintings were a part of MACA’s exhibit Images of Life: the Karma Collection. WEBSITE

Autistic Events Inc. is a non profit organization in the state of Tennessee. Their mission is to bring awareness to the general population about autism and to enhance the lives of persons in the autism spectrum with art,music and theater opportunities.