First published:Spring 2006
Now in its 32nd year, Creative Growth is the world’s first independent visual arts center for adults with mental and other disabilities. Today there are dozens of other arts programs for mentally disabled adults in the United States and around the world, but Creative Growth has been uniquely successful in promoting the work its artists produce.
It was the first such center to have its own booth at the annual Outsider Art Fair in New York, and it was on hand again at the 2006 Fair this January. During the same month the late Judith Scott, whose cocoon-like fibre sculptures have made her Creative Growth’s most widely recognised artist, was featured in a three-person exhibition at Ricco Maresca, a major New York gallery that has been partnering with Creative Growth since the early 1990s.
This is an article extract; read the full article in Raw Vision #54