Breaking Ground 91 Arts - Compilation of Visual Artwork
"Autumn 11-11" by Kathy Tupper. Kathy Tupper’s lifetime commitment is to honor the blessings she’s been given: intellectual curiosity, imagination and the facility to use them.
Augie Collier of Nashville tries to bring out the personality of his subjects. He enjoys using oils and acrylics.
“Sunset at Mesa Verde”, by Houston Vandergriff. Houston is a 19-year-old with Down syndrome from Powell, Tennessee.
“Untitled 1” by Mitchell Wiseman. Mitchell Wiseman has his own unique way of expressing his artistic vision with abstract design filled with vibrant colors. He is a member of the ReConnect Peer Center in Shelbyville.
“BTTF” by Jalyn Weston. Jalyn Weston is a 15-year-old artist with autism who lives in Sweetwater, Tennessee. He uses a variety of mediums from pen and pencil, from watercolor to acrylic, and more recently, digital.
“Polka Dot Pinwheel” by Louise McKown. Louise McKown is a potter who has a rare progressive neurological condition that affects her speech, fine motor control, walking and balance. She retired from the East TN Technology Access Center at the end of 2016 after working 20 years as their public awareness coordinator and systems change advocate. She takes pottery classes at the Oak Ridge Art Center, where she also serves on their board of directors.
Joey McNinch is a 12-year-old on the autism spectrum who lives in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. He is a student at Kings Daughters Center for Autism in Columbia, and loves drawing and taking photos of vacuums.
“Cheeky Rainbow Parrot” by Laura Hudson. Laura Hudson of Nashville loves to make people smile and enjoy her art. She says her art takes her anywhere in the world as she imagines beautiful tropical scenes and creatures. She loves to picture nature’s gifts of life and beautiful color.
"Glacier Lagoon" by Houston Vandergriff. Houston Vandergriff is a 19-year-old with Down syndrome from Powell, Tennessee.
“Manipulation” by Kieran Braun. Kieran Braun is a senior at Carson-Newman University, majoring in graphic design and theatre arts. He was diagnosed with autism at age 3.
“Put Your Heads Together People” by Erin Brady Worsham. Nashville artist and writer, Erin Brady Worsham, was very happy to have her artwork chosen to be the program cover and t-shirt design for the 2017 Tennessee Disability MegaConference. This is the second time Worsham has received this honor.
“Untitled #2” by Christy Earheart. Christy Earheart is a licensed master social worker who never tires in her pursuit for social justice and equality. She is a mother, Partners graduate, animal lover and volunteer who just happens to sit on wheels.
“Over Easy” by John Butts, Jr. John L. Butts, Jr. of Clarksville enjoys drawing and painting. He attends the Centerstone Peer Center in Clarksville.
"Post Office" by Nancy Olson. Nancy Olson enjoys capturing everyday life in small towns and rural scenes in Tennessee. She enjoys painting in watercolors and creating art at Our Place Peer Center in Murfreesboro.