outsider art

Like so many other parents who have disabled adult children, I started to visit various agencies and came across Rimland. Although letting my daughter live somewhere else was maybe the hardest choice in my life, I knew it was the best decision for her. Within the first day she was with Rimland, she adjusted so well. Every time I visit her at her group home, she is smiling and happy. I can never thank Rimland enough for the kind loving care they provide.

— James Medin, Parent
The First Annual Visionary Outsider Art Show

rimland_10-15-16_by_elliotmandel-30As part of the organization’s 45th anniversary celebration, Rimland presented its first annual Visionary Outsider Art Show on Saturday October 15. Guests viewed 22 works of art by highly individualistic artists – self-defined as raw, marginalized, outsider, self-taught, visionary, or naïve, including artists who face physical or cognitive challenges.

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Guests at the show had the opportunity to be mystified by the sleight of hand of magicians and attorneys Mel Siegel and Fred Lane, a/k/a the Great Fredini. (At 91 years old, Fred Lane still practices law and delights audiences with his prestidigitations!)

Mel Siegel shows his sleight of hand.

Mel Siegel shows his sleight of hand.

The Great Fedini!

The Great Fedini!

Double magic!

Two magicians = double magic!

Guests also witnessed a performance of the group Mother-Daughter Tribal, who performed American Tribal Style belly dance. All told, Nine pieces of art were sold, with proceeds benefiting the artists and Rimland. Thanks to all who viewed and purchased art. We’ll see you next year!

Associate Executive Director Tina Jones and daughter visited the art show.

Associate Executive Director Tina Jones and daughter visited the art show.

Art show organizer Kathy Miller (r) and guest.

Art show organizer Kathy Miller (r) and guest.

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