A month-long exhibition showcasing work by 40 autistic artists  April 1–30, 2014  The Universities at Shady Grove, Priddy Library  9636 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 

"A window into the way autistic adults perceive our world and gives all viewers the chance to understand, transcend, and work together to create a more humane and productive future." 

 

Opening event hosted by Sue Palka
Co-artwork courtesy Silke Hauer and Gee Vero

 

 

“There are so few services for adults that are on the autism spectrum,” JaLynn Prince said. “There’s very few places for living and very few opportunities for employment. We’re trying to increase the nation’s awareness in that and work with decision makers in Washington.”

The exhibition, hosted by FOX 5’s Sue Palka, presented the paintings and sculptures of 40 artists in the Priddy Library. The gathering auctioned 85 art pieces with prices ranging from $50 to $800.

This marks the first time Gee Vero's Bare Face image has been used in the U.S. to engage public thought about autism. Opening night hosted by six-time Emmy winning meteorologist, Fox 5's Sue Palka, honored Montgomery County leaders and Madison House Autism Foundation supporters, Brad and Melanie Colton.  1930's inspired Chou Chou Scantlin, singer/producer and advocate performed and shared personal stories of her life on the spectrum. 

MHAF was founded by JaLynn and Dr. Gregory Prince in 2008 to provide hope, guidance and effective solutions to help adults with autism and their families. The organization is named after the founders’ 24-year-old son Madison who is on the spectrum.

Links:
Artist Catalogue 
Fox 5 News coverage
Publicity post 
Madison House website
Madison House on Facebook 

Chou Chou Scantlin      Sue Palka      Brad and Melanie Colton

Chou Chou Scantlin      Sue Palka      Brad and Melanie Colton

 
GEE VERO

GEE VERO

 

  

 

Missed the opening event?  Don't fret.  You can still visit.  And you can still participate.

Download Gee Vero's Bare Face artwork. Complete the unfinished canvas.  
Bring your creation to the library to share with others.   Or, email a jpg copy to CBTV using this submission form