Archive for October 19th, 2011


Autistic and Artistic

A glance at the calendar reminds me that the Art for Autism reception is Friday!  So this is a reminder to those of you who will be attending that we’re just a few days away—and it’s a reminder to the rest of you to check out show in the Hallery while it’s here. 

Art for Autism benefits the Friends of the Thompson Center, which helps to  financially, emotionally, and educationally support families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  The art is the work of children and adults who have been diagnosed on the spectrum.  It celebrates the creativity of people with ASD, and is a very cheery dose of color on a grey fall day. 

Serendipitously, I happened upon a review in The Atlantic of the book Drawing Autism, which also collects the work of artists who have an autism spectrum disorder.  I’d like to share it with you because the images are incredible, and they offer further insight into the autistic/artistic experience.  I hope you will take a moment to enjoy them here, and that they will inspire you to visit the kindred project in our Hallery.

Wishing you all warmth on a blustery day,