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Disability Community to Create World's Largest Wheelchair Painting

  • Published: 2016-01-22 (Revised/Updated 2016-10-16) : Abilities Expo (www.abilitiesexpo.com).
  • Synopsis: People with disabilities to create of world largest wheelchair painting using innovative, adaptive art tools from Zot Artz Arts for All

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Quote: "We at Zot Artz studio hope to create awareness and opportunities for individuals with disabilities while fostering creative expression..."

Disability Community to Create World's Largest Wheelchair Painting at Abilities Expo Los Angeles February 5th to 7th.

History will be in the making at Abilities Expo Los Angeles as hundreds of people with disabilities partake in the creation of the world's largest wheelchair painting using innovative, adaptive art tools from Zot Artz Arts for All.

The annual expo, which takes place on February 5 - 7, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (West Hall A), will also feature an impressive line-up of exhibits, workshops, events, celebrities and activities to appeal to people of all ages with the full spectrum of disabilities - including physical, learning, developmental and sensory disabilities.

This artistic undertaking, named the Garden of PossAbilities, will begin as a 2300 square foot blank canvas on the Expo floor. Using unique rollers and stamps temporarily affixed to an individual's wheelchair, the surface will be transformed into a masterpiece through layers of vibrant colors and patterns.

These adaptive art implements, designed by Zot Artz Owner Dwayne Szot, will allow people with disabilities to create art using their mobility device as a giant paint brush. In addition to participating in an historic event, artists will develop motor skills, social and emotional skills, concentration and self-esteem.

"The adaptive art events at Abilities Expo have always been enormously popular, so we are thrilled to offer this opportunity on such a grand, never-before-seen scale," said Lew Shomer, co-owner of Abilities Expo. "Artists come away with a profound sense of accomplishment, which is a thrilling experience for them as well as for their caregivers to witness."

The world's largest wheelchair painting will unfold over the three-day Expo with up to 300 artists using 50 gallons of paint in a rainbow of glowing colors. Participation in creating the Garden of PossAbilities, as well as admission to the Expo, is free. Show hours are Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm.

"We at Zot Artz studio hope to create awareness and opportunities for individuals with disabilities while fostering creative expression," said Szot. "Come and be a part of posterity, reaching beyond disabilities into abilities in a big, bold and beautiful way!"

For more information, visit www.abilities.com/losangeles

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