Visual Art

  • Founded in 2010 with the mission of providing multi-modal arts programming, including sales and exhibition opportunities to individuals with disabilities in a supportive and inclusive environment, Make Studio aims to put art and abilities to work throughout Baltimore and beyond to create more inclusive communities for all. Via ongoing exhibitions, public programs, and studio services for visual artists with disabilities, we celebrate the aesthetics and concerns of artists commonly typed as "outsiders", making visible their observations and points-of-view to increase the vibrancy of our cultural sector.

  • A research team led by neurologists Anne Bolwerk and Christian Maihofner reports “the production of visual art improves effective interaction” between certain regions of the brain.

    What’s more, this improvement in brain function—found in a small group of new retirees who took a class in which they created paintings and drawings—was matched by self-reports of strengthened psychological resilience.

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