The Road Ahead celebrates the highly original work created by adult artists with developmental disabilities. Four venues in the United States that serve adults with development disabilities with art programs have partnered to develop this unique traveling exhibition. This includes Flagstaff’s own Hozhoni Foundation.
The exhibition will open with a Members’ Preview Reception on Saturday, August 20, 2016, 6-8pm (to become a member, join here).
The following weekend will be the Public Opening Reception on Saturday, August 27, 6–8pm. There will be live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The participating artists from Flagstaff will be in attendance.
The Road Ahead first opened in September 2015 at Sophie’s Gallery in El Cajon, California. It then traveled to Chicago’s Project Onward where it opened February 2016. Next, the show travels to Rapid City, South Dakota, where it opens in May 2016. Finally, the show will come to Flagstaff, Arizona and the Coconino Center for the Arts.
The Road Ahead will be open at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Tuesday, August 23 through Saturday, October 29, 2016.
The sixteen artists featured in The Road Ahead are:
Mitch GricmanEdward Haswood
The Road Ahead will be accompanied by The Last Bookstores in the Jewel Gallery, which documents America’s remaining independent bookstores and the people behind their survival and potential comeback. The exhibition features photographs and text by award-winning Flagstaff artist Bryan David Griffith.
The Road Ahead is generously supported by: