JOLIET – Cornerstone Services will hold its third annual art show Thursday, displaying several different pieces of artwork from clients with disabilities that will be for sale. The one night only art show will be held at the Joliet Area Historical Museum at 204 N. Ottawa St.
Types of artwork will include drawings and paintings, weavings, photographs and decorated objects. Many artists will be present to answer questions. The photography portion of the show is new and incorporates commentary on why each photograph was taken.
“There’s really some quality work,” Cornerstone employee Teena Mackey said.
The majority of the artwork created by clients is made in Cornerstone’s Lotus Art Studio.
“It’s really a reflection of the creation of the new art studio,” Mackey said.
Therapeutic benefits can be found while working in the art studio, according to Mackey. It can work as a method of communication and help clients express themselves in ways they have not been able to before.
Two formal demonstrations will take place throughout the evening to portray different styles of art. There will be a weaving demonstration as well as the operation of a loom.
“It gives the participants an opportunity to show off their talents,” Mackey said.
The event is open to the public and will have no admission fee.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Cornerstone Services Art Show
WHEN: 4:30 to 8 p.m. June 15
WHERE: Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet
INFORMATION: Call 815-741-7600 or visit www.cornerstoneservices.org.