For nearly 70 years, Aspire of Western New York, Inc. has been providing a comprehensive array of services to people with a broad range of disabilities. Today we serve more than 3,400 children and adults at more than 60 program sites throughout Western New York.
Aspire’s iXpress Program — an expressive arts program for people with disabilities — is among our most innovative. It originated as a visual arts program but has since expanded to include all forms of artistic expression. iXpress reinforces that participants are first and foremost artists — who happen to be challenged by a disability.
PHRASES & VISIONS is a forthcoming anthology of poetry and visual art composed by over 30 iXpress poets and artists. This collection of work will be emotionally moving, socially meaningful and, most obviously, a beautiful book to behold.
The compositions will bring forth the experiences, hopes, visions, personal quests, and feelings of a unique community of people with disabilities. It will serve as a stunning visual record of the extraordinary lives of extraordinary people whose voices can now be heard.
Your support of this project will enable it to become a reality. Without your help, these voices will be silent and these beautiful visions will be left unseen.
Learn more about Aspire by visiting our website, http://www.aspirewny.org, and be sure to “Like” us on Facebook by searching Aspire WNY.
Thank you for considering your support of this important endeavor.
via Help to celebrate the extraordinary talent of disabled artists through the publication of “Phrases and Visions: An Anthology of iXpress Poetry and Art” book. – Aspire of’s fundraising page for Spring It On.