Open Door Art Studio & Gallery artists Wallace Peck, Ian Howard, and Rachael Armstrong were invited to display examples of their work during the opening reception of the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Mid-Year Conference held last night at Strongwater Food & Spirits in Franklinton.

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) Director, John Martin, wanted to use the opportunity to highlight how art programs are impacting people with developmental disabilities – whether by giving a person an avenue for meaningful (and financially sustainable) employment, personal development, or in other aspects of their lives.

We want to thank Director Martin and DODD, as well as NASDDDS for the invitation and for shining a light on the importance of the arts in our community.