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Creativity and Advocacy Meet at Project Onward

Creativity and Advocacy Meet at Project Onward
Larger-than-life mannequins collaged in hip hop paraphernalia greet me as I enter Project Onward, a Chicago studio and gallery dedicated to artists with mental and developmental disabilities. Bright colors sparkle in a refreshingly free aesthetic that characterizes the pieces found within, a sensory overload ranging from altered dolls to custom portraiture.¬† On a partially divided side of the room,... 

Art Chicago Interview: Project Onward

Art Chicago Interview: <em>Project Onward</em>
Despite the frenzy of activity at Art Chicago this past weekend, I was fortunate to be able to interview Rob Lentz, the Program Director of Project Onward, an organization housed under the Chicago Cultural Center which provides studio space for and promotes the professional growth of artists with mental or developmental disabilities. ¬†They take a unique approach as a community based organization working... 
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