The WAE Open

Heidi Gallery at JSDD

Entry Deadline: Sep. 8

310 Eisenhower Parkway
Livingston, NJ 07039
PHONE 973.272.7148

The Heidi Gallery at JSDD is proud to announce the inaugural juried group exhibition, “The WAE Open”. Founded in 2004, the WAE (Wellness, Arts, Enrichment) Center is a holistic arts learning program for adults with developmental disabilities. Dedicated to “Finding the Spark Within,” WAE’s focus is on the personal growth of its members. WAE believes in meeting individuals where they are and supporting them as they identify and achieve their personal goals and, by embracing these humanistic principles, WAE guides members in building a greater capacity to live a full life.

The WAE Open is intended to showcase the highest quality visual art being made at this moment in time. The Gallery, located at 310 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston, NJ, is 2,000 square feet with moveable walls, thus allowing for the broadest range and diversity of media.

Diedra Harris-Kelly, Diedra Harris-Kelly is an arts administrator who is the co-director of the Romare Bearden Foundation. She has extensive curatorial experience with photography, painting, archival prints, and contemporary art. Harris-Kelly studied painting and drawing at the University of Michigan, gaining a MFA.

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