Special Needs Artists give Art Show Holiday Tea

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Espressit Coffee House presents a
“Meet the Artist” HOLIDAY TEA

December 14, 2013 Westmont, NJ – Two talented special needs young artists, Mali Pisa from Haddon Township, age 27 and Sara Ann Kronrot from Collingswood, NJ, age 10 will be showing their art work at Espressit Coffee House in Westmont, NJ through December. The public is invited to enjoy refreshments at a “Meet the Artist” Holiday Tea taking place Sunday December 22nd from 2 to 4 pm at Espressit Coffee House in Westmont, NJ. “The colorful show is full of youthful inspiration. It uplifts everyone who walks in,” shop owner Stacey Douglas declared after the show’s first week. “It’s a different kind of show because young people see things differently.”

Despite their disabilities the girls have found wonderful artistic means of self- expression. Mali’s works are original water colors with mostly floral subjects. Sara Ann’s works, enlarged to 10” by 16” canvas, were originally acrylics of whales, trees, angels and flowers. Both girls use color vibrantly throughout. Molly has been studying art with Ann May Kelly. Sara Ann inherited her artistic abilities from grandmother “Mamoo” Shirley Hillard, a fine artist and award winning self-published author of ONE BIG HUG and Who’s Not Asleep?, children’s books found at www.mamoohouse.com . Sara Ann who suffers with severe cerebral palsy, cannot, eat, talk, sit, stand, or walk. Sara Ann’s disconnect with the world currently referred to as “locked in syndrome” is reminiscent of Helen Keller. Everyone was astonished when her special needs teacher discovered she could communicate through drawing pictures and spelling words hand over hand in 2009. Then, in 2010, after she saw the Van Gogh exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, her work exploded with brighter more contrasting use of color and line.

Book marks and greeting cards, original works and prints of the art work of both girls are available for sale. The art cards and prints are also available at Arts Plus gift shop in Collingswood. Funds from the sales help pay for much needed therapy and medical expenses. Sara Ann has recently been diagnosed with a serious scoliosis that needs immediate therapy uncovered by insurance. The treatment will help her avoid crippling and or a complete spinal fusion. Tax deductible donations can also be made at www.friendsofsara.com. The show will be exhibited through December 31st.

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