Storefront Art Studio is proud to present a fundraising exhibition of outsider art by and supporting NAEMI (National Arts Exhibitions of the Mentally III) artists. The exhibition runs from March 16 – April 20 with a public reception on March 16, from 6 to 9.30 pm. The artists in the exhibition are: internationally recognized Misleidys Castillo, who was born with brain, hearing and autistic impediments; Isaac Crespo, who creates situations where the absurd and irrational intertwines with characters drawn from real life; Sebastian Ferreira and Boris Lopez. A portion of the artwork sales will go to NAEMI to continue working and to achieve its objectives.
The incredibly unique artwork is produced by untrained artists and is known as “Outsider” art. These artists haven’t been formally trained in art, work outside the artistic mainstream and have unconventional world views. Many suffer from mental illness. Social isolation and traumatic experiences inform the works of others.