Numerous members of the disability community will create what is touted to be the “world’s largest wheelchair painting” during Abilities Expo Los Angeles.
The Expo is set to take place February 5 – 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (West Hall A).
During the Expo, the painting—dubbed the “Garden of PossAbilities”—will begin as a 2,300-square-foot blank canvas, but will be created using rollers and stamps affixed to people’s wheelchairs. The painting will unfold as the Expo progresses, according to a media release from Abilities Expo.
Zot Artz owner Dwayne Szot designed the adaptive art elements. The adaptive art tools that will be used to create the painting are from Zot Artz for All, per the release.
“The adaptive art events at Abilities Expo have always been enormously popular, so we are thrilled to offer this opportunity on such a grand, never-before-seen scale,” explains Lew Shomer, co-owner of Abilities Expo, in the release.
“Artists come away with a profound sense of accomplishment, which is a thrilling experience for them as well as for their caregivers to witness,” he continues.
“We at Zot Artz studio hope to create awareness and opportunities for individuals with disabilities while fostering creative expression,” Szot states in the release. “Come and be a part of posterity, reaching beyond disabilities into abilities in a big, bold, and beautiful way!”
[Source(s): Abilities Expp, PR Newswire]