ArtWorks Gallery & Studio is a fully licensed day program for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. We offer waiver eligible services for adults with special needs. Celebrating the artist in each of us through fine art instruction and gallery exhibitions, ArtWorks immerses people with developmental disabilities into the larger arts community: providing them with diverse opportunities to lead fulfilling lives. ArtWorks includes a modern exhibition space, and 7 unique classroom facilities. We’re dedicated to serving people with disabilities in a nurturing learning environment. At ArtWorks, our staff work with each individual to help them build knowledge and skills to enhance their developing studio practice. Each individual is supported in their learning by rotating gallery exhibitions, and classroom instruction tailored to their unique interests.
First Friday December 2022
Join us at ArtWorks Gallery and Studio on First Friday December 2nd from 5-9pm for Reflections, an exhibition of recent works by Stacy Cosgrove, Jaimie Bormann, and Lou Ann Mills
STACY COSGROVE is an artist from Northeastern PA. She graduated from Marywood University in 1999 and her medium is oil paint on wood. Stacy was a passionate artist all her life up until she suffered a very life threatening, debilitating stroke in 2013. Unfortunately, she had to trade everything, including her art, for years of speech and physical therapy. She worked tirelessly to bring her body and mind from bedridden and lost to walking and present. Through it all her passionate heart drove her forward. After years of being afraid to pick up her paint brushes because the doubts of ‘what if it doesn’t look like my work anymore’ kept plaguing her, she finally took the chance. In Reflections, you will find the new hand of an old artist that had to take a decade break from what she loved.
JAIMIE BORMANN is an artist based in Northeastern Pennsylvania who creates two dimensional works of art using mixed media techniques. Jaimie joined ArtWorks Gallery and Studio as a student in the summer of 2021 and attends classes in painting, drawing, and mixed media. Her personal studio practice has grown during her time here. Bright colors, organic forms, and stylized lines have emerged as dominant trends in Jaimie’s work. She thrives in all mediums and challenges herself with various subject matter and techniques. As Jaimie continues to develop her artistic voice, she explores the potential that vibrant abstractions, naturalistic scenery, and landscapes have to offer her work in the studio. She often looks towards the celebrated artist Vincent Van Gogh to inform her work. Jaimie is always excited to explore new styles and techniques in all mediums and is an inspiration to others in their creative journey here at ArtWorks.
LOU ANN MILLS is an artist based in Northeastern Pennsylvania who creates two dimensional works of art using mixed media techniques. Lou Ann joined ArtWorks Gallery and Studio as a student in the winter of 2021. She attends classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, and mixed media. Lou Ann’s natural sense for color and pattern produces a vibrant energy that even the most seasoned artists have difficulty mastering. As Lou Ann continues to develop her artistic voice, she works with subjects such as animals, insects, patterned imagery, and layered imagery using various media. Her work often lets your eye linger, offering details and surprises that only reveal themselves over time. Lou Ann’s passion for her work and passion for being at ArtWorks is an inspiration to us all.
Join us in celebrating the work of Stacy Cosgrove, Jaimie Bormann, and Lou Ann Mills for the entire month of December. Beyond First Friday, the gallery is open to the public 8 am - 4 pm M-F. Masks required.
For more information on the exhibition, contact Jeff Kuratnick, MFA | ArtWorks Gallery & Studio | 1.570.207.6371 | firstname.lastname@example.org