Caterpillar Garden
The first group of artists at ArtSpace/Lima Gallery prior to show.
Danielle Dunlap with Sunrise at the St. Rita's show.
ArtAbility is a division of Marimor Industries,Inc. and The Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
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"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."
~Leonardo da Vinci
" I don't paint things.  I only paint the difference between things."
~Henri Matisse
Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities
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Marimor Industries, Inc.
The 2015 ArtAbility Artists
 

A New Creation

The idea for ArtAbilitry began in 2007 after
collaborating with the Mental Health and
Recovery Board on a quilt called Caterpillar
Garden
.  Inspired by the out-come of this
project, being encouraged by clients and seeing
art-based programs around the state, staff
members began making contacts throughout
the community seeking out possible
partners for a new creation; ArtAbility.

Knowing that space was limited at the Industries, the search began for an area that would be open to hosting this new program and large enough to accommodate the artwork.

In May 2008, the hard work paid off when a group of artists and two staff members opened the studio on the second floor at ArtSpace/Lima. 

ArtAbility Studio has proven to be an exciting and successful new venture for Marimor Adult Services that helps promote the ideas of choice and program alternatives for the people served. The individuals work, but in a more artistic and creative setting.  The studio focuses on developing and promoting creativity and expression in people with disabilities.  A group of 10-12 artists from Marimor attend the studio five days a week working on a variety of independent projects.