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Artists With Special Needs Display Their Work in Formal Fine Arts Reception
(HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA, Sept 25, 2018)‚Äč

Inside Out Studio will host its first annual Artist Showcase on Friday, October 12, from 6 to 8 pm at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.  IOS is the only studio in the State of Alabama to offer these services to adults with a wide range of disabilities.

The fine arts reception will feature pieces by Inside Out Studio artists, including works by Maria Rivette, Katie Slaton, Rachel Folsom, Leila Vongasapay, Dana Anderson, Scott Dow, Daniel Anderson, Beth Coe, James Powell, Tyrone Powell, Cody Britnell, Laura Gibson, Glenn Parker, Marie Diaz, and Marie Diaz.

Inside Out Studio is a non-profit organization that provides adults with special needs the space, supplies, and accommodations needed to hone their craft at no charge. The studio, which opened its doors in April 2016 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, has been an incredible success, according to Inside Out Studio founder and executive director, Sherry Broyles. “For two years now Inside Out Studio has helped Huntsville artists create regardless of the unique challenges they face, and now we are ready to grow. The first step for that growth is to showcase our work to the Huntsville community with a formal art reception to demonstrate that no obstacle is too big for our artists. We hope the community will show up to demonstrate to our artists just how much support there actually is for what they do. These artists deserve that.”

The free reception will be in the second floor of the north wing of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment and will feature horderves by Chef Will The Palate.

For more information, visit the Inside Out Studio Patreon page at patreon.com/insideoutstudio.

 Artist Showcase Poster




Dana Anderson

"Beyond Barriers"
Gallery Art Exhibit

Location: The Huntsville Botanical Garden
Date: March 1st to April 30th

Portrait of Dana Anderson



Dana Anderson is quickly making her mark in the art world. Come see why she is emerging as a museum-worthy artist. She is Alabama’s first-ever and one of only a few of the country’s “most-challenged” artists to have her own gallery exhibit. She is 25 years old and has Down syndrome and autism. She cannot care for herself, does not read, write, or speak, but has found her voice in acrylic painting. Dana works with canvas or board, and excels in landscape, abstract landscape, and abstract art. She creates a natural blending of loud and softened hues, wheeling movements of color, and dynamic visual tension. She has only been painting one year, but has over 160 pieces and has been: 

  • Accepted into the prestigious National ArtAbility show in Philadelphia.
  • Spotlighted by the national organization “The Art of Autism”.
  • Featured in the current Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Alabama magazine.


Art by Dana Anderson

Art by Dana Anderson 

You may follow Dana’s artistic journey through her Facebook page