What Makes Me Me
Jan 21 - May 2, 2022
What Makes Me Me showcases self-portraits created by 35 adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The artists are members of The Opportunity Tree and STARS.
About the Event
What Makes Me Me showcases self-portraits created by 35 adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). The artists are members of The Opportunity Tree and STARS, two Valley organizations that provide services such as education and job opportunities.
Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation organized four workshops, in which participants practiced self-advocacy skills and expressed their individual identities.
The workshop artists are Tiesha Harrison (acrylic/collage), Ellen Murray Meissinger (watercolor/tempera), Therosia Reynolds (poetry/spoken word), and Danielle Wood (ceramics).
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is a Supporting Partner of the exhibit.
VIDEO: What Makes Me Me | Exhibition Overview
For people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, expressing their needs, emotions and individuality can be a challenge. Learn how our community partner, The Opportunity Tree, along with Scottsdale Art's Learning & Innovation Program, helped DDD members to express their feelings and practice decision making through art.