Caldwell College Showcases Autistic Artists


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Flatiron Building by Jessica Park

The Visceglia Gallery at Caldwell College will hold a group exhibition by artists with  autism from October 18 to November 12. The exhibition, Art From the Inside Out, will feature over 40 paintings, collage works, and drawings.

The artists include Susan Brown, Justin Canha, Barry Kahn, Anie Knipping, Alex Masket, Jessica Park and artworks by 25 participants in the Arts Unbound fine art studio program. Arts Unbound is a non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic achievement of youth, adults and senior citizens with disabilities.

The show also is a way to kick off the Caldwell College Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis, which is opening soon. The colleges says the center is a state-of-the-art facility that will provide cutting-edge intervention services for children with autism spectrum disorder and their families.  The center will also provide home and school consultation, infant developmental assessments, and parental advisement and support services.  Caldwell College launched New Jersey;s first Ph.D. and Master of Arts programs in ABA, a science-based approach to learning that is very effective for teaching children with autism.

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The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  For more information about the show, click here; or e-mail Prof. Kendall Baker, gallery director, at [email protected].

For more information about the Center for Autism and the ABA program, e-mail Sharon A. Reeve, Ph.D., BCBA-D at [email protected].

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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