UNIQUE Artwork on Display at Literacy Fair on September 22

ARISE is proud to partner with the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County and bring artwork featured in the 2012 edition of UNIQUE Magazine to the Literacy Event on September 22.

The artwork will be on display during the event from noon to 3 p.m. at Fairgrieve Elementary School, 716 Academy St. in Fulton.

Tom McKeown, ARISE Executive director said, “We are thrilled at this opportunity to have the UNIQUE 2012 art on exhibit at the Literacy Fair. It is our hope to have this work seen by as many people as possible and celebrate art as a universal language.”

All of the artistic and literary pieces in the magazine and at the display were created by people with disabilities living in Central New York. Many of the artists use writing and creative expression to help communicate thoughts, feelings, and emotions. The magazine and exhibit serves to highlight the abilities of many talented and creative people in the area.

Contact Elizabeth Martin, UNIQUE Managing Editor, at 671-2909 or visit uniquemagazine.org for a full listing of upcoming exhibitions.

ARISE is a non-profit Independent Living Center run by and for people with disabilities. The organization has been providing advocacy and services since 1979, and each year ARISE works with approximately 4,000 people of all ages who have all types of disabilities.

ARISE has offices in Onondaga, Oswego, and Madison Counties and operates ARISE at the Farm, a 77-acre recreational facility in Chittenango, NY, and ARISE & Ski at Toggenburg Winter Sports Center in Fabius, NY.