|Tom De Vita's "Birdman Watching" (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
When a group from the Schott Communities, a nonprofit agency that assists deaf and disabled people, visited the Pembroke Pines art center Studio 18 in early 2011, a woman asked for a photo of a particular painting. She wanted to create her own version of the work.
Her request sparked the idea for "The Sincerity Project," a show in which local artists loan works to the Schott Communities, Artists With Autism, the Ann Storck Center and other special-needs organizations. The agencies' clients then create their interpretations of the works, which are exhibited along with the originals at Studio 18. The show will return for a second time Friday night and run through July 27.
This year, curator Jill Slaughter decided to establish a theme — devotion — and provide more exhibition space to three of the 23 artists creating original works. "Last year, the works were dispersed equally around the gallery," she says. "And this year, three artists — David "Lebo" Le Batard, Jacklyn Laflamme and Ed King — have one wall each in the main gallery."
To read the rest of Arterpillar's story on The Sincerity Project, visit Sun-Sentinel's June 1 Showtime section.
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