SM ART Dadeland Mall to host ‘Outsider Art’ exhibition

Dadeland Mall will host South Florida’s first “Art of Giving: Outsider Art” exhibition, in association with Faye Clark’s New Horizons, which will display original artworks created by persons with disabilities. The art will be for sale throughout the mall on Sunday, May 16, from noon to 7 p.m. Dadeland Mall’s “The Art of Giving: Outsider Art” will welcome shoppers to get an up-close and personal look at outsider art and meet a collection of artists who use art as healing therapy and an expression of their life challenges.

Outsider Art, known in Europe by its French name Art Brut, is recognized as art produced by those isolated from society, with little or no contact with the mainstream art world or art institutions.

“Dadeland Mall is the perfect backdrop to showcase works of art created by local artists with disabilities, proving that art can interpret many different meanings and speak to each person differently,” said Ozzie Dominguez, general manager of Dadeland Mall. “We are proud to not only provide a great shopping and dining experience for the Miami community, but to also take part in raising awareness for important organizations throughout South Florida.”

Dadeland Mall and Faye Clark’s New Horizons have joined together to create this event to raise awareness and shed light on the importance of programs that empower individuals with developmental disabilities to require and maintain a lifestyle of independence. Joining Faye Clark’s New Horizons will be other community organizations such as Sunrise Community, Emily C. Moises ADT and others.

Faye Clark’s New Horizons is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides persons with developmental disabilities the knowledge and practical experience to become independent adults and contributing members of the community. All programs provided offer individuals with disabilities the avenues to explore and experience personal growth and achievement through awareness, education, community resources and personal relationships.

“We applaud Dadeland Mall for allowing us to give people with disabilities center stage to showcase their artistic talents,” said Ed Aldama, executive director of Faye Clark’s New Horizons. “‘The Art of Giving: Outsider Art’ is sure to be a therapeutic opportunity, as well as a personal triumph for each artist.”

To receive more information about Dadeland Mall’s “The Art of Giving,” contact Renee Lanzara at 305-665- 6227 or visit online at < www.simon.com >.

Dadeland Mall, Miami’s premier, fashion-forward shopping destination, is anchored by Florida’s largest Macy’s, as well as Macy’s Home Gallery & Kids, Saks Fifth Avenue, JCPenney, Nordstrom, and the country’s largest The Limited and Express. Dadeland, which also features over 185 specialty stores, is located at 7535 N. Kendall Dr., between the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) and S. Dixie Highway (US 1). For more information on Dadeland Mall, contact Dadeland Mall at 305-665-6226 or visit online at < www.simon.com >.

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