Arise's "Unique" Exhibit at the Everson Features Voices, Visions of Those with Different Abilities

Aug 18, 2014

 A large part of the Everson museum has been set aside for the next couple weeks to display the art of those who might have no other way to express themselves.  The “Unique” exhibit and magazine  are the result of a partnership between Arise, the museum and several sponsors.   Artists of differing abilities submitted more than 180 pieces of art from a six county region.  One of them was Michael Simmons of Watertown.  

This was Simmons' second entry to Unique.  He prefers the process used by some of the masters.  

But the Unique exhibit and magazine aren't just about paintings.  Arise Executive Director Tom McKeown is always amazed by the variety and depth of the works submitted.

You can see the "American Avocet,"  Simmons’ oil painting “The Lone Wolf” and dozens of other works by those of differing abilities downstairs at the Everson through September 1st.   More information is at and  WAER is a media sponsor.