Leila Vongsaphay had never painted when she joined the Inside Out community, and she engaged the new medium with inspiring intensity. Her work is highly informed by her interest in popular culture, particularly Anime and Manga.
Inside Out has been in existence for a little over a year, and we are amazed by how far we have come! We now host up to 15 working artists, and are always working to bring in new participants as well as to improve the experience of those who are already part of our special community. Thanks to a generous grant from the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities, we have been able to add a wall of functional and beautiful open shelving, ensuring easy access to all materials for our artists, and have also enhanced our range of supplies to include a wide range of painting, drawing, and sculptural materials.