The Tombaugh Gallery presents the “Shining Stars” exhibit, the artwork of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The show opens on Sunday, August 7th with a reception at 11:30 am. By creating story boards, the artists tell their stories, expressing what makes them a “shining star.” The artists have been invited to speak about their art work at the reception.
The Tombaugh Gallery is located at 2000 S. Solano, inside the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces.
The artists took part in a two-day event, in which they created 24” x 24” portraits of their lives. Beth Mount, a quilt artist and advocate for people with disabilities, facilitated the process. The artists were encouraged to bring personal photos and memorabilia important to them. Additional collage materials, including pictures, fabrics, and papers were provided for the collage process. Working together with the support of family and others, the individuals were able to tell their stories of resilience, capability and courage in a fun and creative way, resulting in a beautiful final product.
The Tombaugh Gallery is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. The show closes on August 26.