‘You know how to do it’: 22 artists with disabilities featured in Enrichment Center’s 40th anniversary celebration

14 July 2023

Andy Ball dreams of winning a championship with his Special Olympics basketball team. When he’s not expressing his creativity on the court as a point guard, he’s at The Enrichment Center painting and designing clothing.

He’s one of 22 artists featured in “It Was All A Dream,” the 40th anniversary exhibit of The Enrichment Center. A partnership with The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, the exhibit runs through Aug. 26 at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The grand opening is today from 5 to 7 p.m.

Visitors can expect more than 60 pieces of abstract art, watercolors and pottery. The artists will receive half of the earnings from the art sold, with the other half going toward purchasing more art supplies for the center.

Started in 1983 by parents of children with physical and mental disabilities, The Enrichment Center offers a day program for adults that cultivates creativity while also teaching basic life skills and assisting with employment opportunities.

Read the full article from the Winston-Salem Journal here.