Harmony is a group show in collaboration with artists from the WAE Center of West Orange.
As with beauty “harmony” exists in the mind and eye of the beholder. By definition harmony is a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts. A piece may be made up of various shapes that seem to fit together just right. Perhaps the balance of negative space or lights and darks make the artwork pleasing to the eye. Some pieces may have colors that blend beautifully together to give a peaceful feeling. Maybe the physical arrangement of a group of art pieces together create harmony. The interesting thing is that a piece may feel harmonious to one viewer while feeling discordant to another.
Operating as a program of Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled of Metrowest, Inc. (JSDD), the WAE (Wellness, Arts, & Enrichment) Center is a holistic, creative and expressive arts learning center for people with disabilities. JSDD is the lead (non-sectarian), multi-purpose agency dedicated to providing an integrated program of community education, advocacy and services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
A central element of the WAE Center is our Art Studio offering a wide variety of fine arts for our members to explore, including: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, jewelry design and the digital arts. The artists and the people who support them in executing the creative process are a unique population. We meet daily to embark on a journey of shared exploration – learning about ourselves, each other, and the community and the world in which we live. As a holistic, continuing education program, the WAE Center is an environment within which members and staff are encouraged to support and respect each other as partners in creativity and learning.