Upcoming Art of Autism Art Shows

The Art of Autism has three upcoming shows this spring. Information is courtesy of Debra Hosseini, editor of The Art of Autism.

NEWSFLASH! The 2012 edition is coming March 21, 2012 and includes 77 artists and poets on the spectrum (including me — my poem, “Letter to My Father”, is in the book)!

  • April 1 – April 30 at the Bohemia Coffee Shop in Ojai, California. There will be an art reception and book signing on April 15 — join Celebrate Autism and others at this event!
  • May 1 – May 31 at the Curious Cup Bookstore in Carpinteria, California. There will be an open Studio Art Tour during the weekend of May 12 – May 13. Also, there will be an art reception, book signing, and other events — details to be announced.
  • In collaboration with the Santa Barbara Art Walk for Kids, there will also be a show at the Faulkner Gallery May 1 – May 30. Details to be announced.

Short Film, “Letter to My Father”, on YouTube

Meet the Nicholsons.

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You can see all of them in the short film for my poem, “Letter to My Father”, which I uploaded today to YouTube. This film was featured at The Art of Autism Exhibit. The poem will appear in the 2012 edition of “The Art of Autism”.

ARS SPECTRA: The Artistic Autistic Exhibit, Manhattan

[reposted from Debra Hosseini]


ARS SPECTRA: The Artistic Autistic

October 27th – October 30th

A Four-Day Festival of Art, Music, Song and Performance
by Autistic Artists


The Soho Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan St. New York, NY 10012
212 228-2810

A four-day extravaganza showcasing the wide-ranging artistic talents of people on the autism spectrum. Free and ticketed events will include an art exhibition, live performances, art workshops and more.

Special Guests will include Keri Bowers (Normal People Scare Me), Debra Hosseini (Artism: The Art of Autism), artists Justin Canha and Esther Brokaw, professor/musician Stephen Shore and Dr. Rosa C. Martinez (Strokes of Genius)

Click here for a flyer with more information about the show (PDF).

The Art of Autism: Upcoming Exhibits

Hello WWA Readers!

I wanted to help get the word out about several upcoming exhibits from The Art of Autism. The next edition of the book will be coming out next year. In the past, the book has featured visual art — the next edition will feature poetry as well…including one of my poems. Details to follow.

Here are each of the upcoming shows in which The Art of Autism or those featured in it will be participating:

Neurodiversity Exhibit – Artists on the Spectrum. The exhibit runs from September 19 – October 24 at the Curious Cup Bookstore in Carpinteria, CA . A book signing for artist Dani Bowman and Poet Sydney Edmond will be held on October 9 1:00 – 3:00 PM. More info and a flyer here.

ARS Spectra – This exhibit opens October 27 and runs for three weeks at Soho Digital Art Gallery in Manhattan. Debra Hosseini will be holding a book signing on October 27 ay 6:00 PM and an Art of Autism entertainment show on October 28. Additionally, Esther Brokaw will be giving lecture on Savant Syndrome on October 27. More info and a flyer here.

The Art of Autism – This exhibit will run November 4, 5, and 6 at The Good Purpose Gallery in Lee, Massachusetts.  Debra Hosseini will be holding a book signing November 4 and 5. There will also be an Art of Autism entertainment show — Spectrum Theater November 5. Esther Brokaw will also be giving a lecture on Savant Syndrome on November 6.

There will also be a fundraiser for the Santa Barbara Art Foundation and the Santa Barbara Library. Debra Hosseini will be holding a book signing October 9 at Gallerie 113 La Arcada in Santa Barbra on Thursday, October 6th from 5 – 8 pm and a private reception on Sunday October 9th from 2- 4 pm.

I will be part of the Art of Autism exhibit in November. Stay tuned for more details.

If you live near any of these venues, I encourage you to visit and see. Like Awe in Autism, the Art of Autism is also dedicated to showcasing the artist talents of autistic people.