January 19 - February 27, 2015

Opening Reception

Saturday, January 31, 7-9PM

The Downtown Art Center Gallery is pleased to present a collaborative group art exhibition between United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) and the ECF Art Centers Program (ACP). This exhibition, which features paintings, prints, and mixed media works on paper, is the second collaborative show between these two local nonprofit organizations.

Throughout their years of operation, both UCPLA and the ACP have mentored a large number of adult artists with developmental disabilities by providing them with studio space, materials, and by establishing an environment that encourages and draws out compelling ideas and aesthetics.

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) was founded in 1945 by a small group of parents who wanted to create community-based services for their children with developmental disabilities and similar service needs when no such services existed. Please visit: www.ucpla.org

The Art Center program encourages, assists and supports personal artistic development for adults with developmental disabilities. Art instruction is offered in a variety of mediums. ECF artists express themselves and build on their innate artistic abilities. Please visit: www.ECF.net

Exhibiting Artists: Heather Adams, Mildred Anderson, Adam Berger, Sabine Glanzman, Judy Lopez, Mystine Murphy, Vanessa Ortiz, Bea Olea, Arturo Retana, Tony Chacon Robles, Michael Schaeffer, Carl Tyler, Cornell Walker.

This opening coincides with Night on Broadway, an evening celebration of food, entertainment, culture and arts. Please note that Broadway will be closed to vehicles between 3rd and 11th streets to allow pedestrians to enjoy the event. We suggest parking in pay lots on Spring, Main or Hill St. www.nightonbroadway.la

UCPLA and

ECF Art Centers:

Group Art Exhibition