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About the exhibit:
The I.D.E.A. art exhibition is a collaboration with New Horizons Resources (NHR), The Arc Mid-Hudson, and the Cornell Creative Arts Center. It was conceived to enable the diverse population of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities supported by NHR, and their staff to express their feelings about social injustice in our world and our community.
This show highlights artwork that expresses thoughts, feelings and experiences in regard to racism, social injustices and oppression faced by people supported and employed through both NHR and The Arc Mid-Hudson. We hope the work in this exhibit promotes a mutual understanding of how racism impacts our entire society and community, and provides opportunity for constructive dialogue and positive change. We aim to create an environment where people can feel safe and supported in their need to discuss these very important topics and their impact

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Running Now Stained by David McGorry, Poem, 2020


Seeing Doubles by Yusuf Al-Rahman, Poem, 2020


We Need Justice by Mary Haddad, Oakwood Friends School Students, Spackenkill Community Students

Video about the creation of the mural: