The latest adventure we are embarking on is ‘The Amazing Thumbs Up Art Exhibition’ . This is the first step towards establishing a self-sustainable art gallery for the artists of Thumbs Up to generate income from their art and share it with the community. Greeting cards have been produced and work will also be available for sale here in the next week or two.
On display is a wonderfully expressive and energetic selection of works on paper and mixed media creations. Curator Jo Williams says “these artists are quick to act on their creative impulses and the resulting works reflect an immediacy that is visually very alluring”.
The majority of the people who attend Thumbs Up are non-verbal or have very limited speech. Visual art is a valuable way of expressing their emotions and view of the world. Framed/unframed artwork, greeting cards and Christmas crafts can be viewed and purchased at the Arts on High gallery at 191 High St, Lower Hutt from 6th-16th December. Opening celebration 2pm-3pm Wed 6th Dec, all welcome.