Huntsville woman with Down syndrome gets art exhibit

Huntsville woman with Down syndrome gets art exhibit

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A Huntsville woman who has Down syndrome and autism is getting ready to open her own art gallery exhibit.

The Huntsville Botanical Garden will exhibit 20 of her paintings for the public to view from March 2 to April 30.

25-year-old Dana Anderson has only been painting one year through the nonprofit Inside Out Studio, a visual arts studio for adults with disabilities. She has more than 160 pieces.

Anderson's mother said she cannot care for herself and does not read, write or speak. Her mother said she has found her voice in acrylic painting, however, and paints museum-worthy art.

She works with canvas or board and does landscapes, abstract landscapes and abstract art.

Anderson was accepted into the National ArtAbility show in Philadelphia. And she is featured in the January and February 2018 issue of Alabama magazine.

She was also spotlighted in the national organization "The Art of Autism."

Anderson's mother described her daughter as a shining example of what people with disabilities can do when given the opportunity.

Anderson's "Beyond Barriers" art exhibit will be unveiled on March 1 at a private event. The public can see the exhibit from March 2 to April 30.

If you want to follow her artistic journey, follow her Facebook page "Dana Anderson" Artist in Huntsville, AL.

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