Away from the maddening contemporary art crowd, the Tutti Art Club from Thumb Art Studio will be putting up some remarkable artworks by children and youth with learning difficulties. The title of the show is Pieces of Joy and it is appropriately so when it is the type of art that comes directly from the heart and expressed through the medium which can be very meaningful both emotionally and psychologically.
This exhibition is the clear testimony that learning difficulties would not be a barrier to expressing oneself through art which over the years have been established as a language more universal than any other. There will 42 piece of artworks from 9 artists aged between 13 and 28. They are Bernard, Fitri, Jason, Zahra, Zahirra, Yuli, Suen Yi, Nadiah and Ling Yee. The exhibition is set to be held from October 7th to 27th and it is a great place to experience art from the eyes of those who are not as fortunate as others.
The founder of Artemis Art Gallery, U.C Loh said that this show aims to offer the public a chance to see that children with learning difficulties would not be limited to their conditions and that they are still able to paint.
It will be an ideal platform for these young individuals to boost their confidence and assurance that they will be able to produce artwork that people will like. Loh added that the majority of the proceeds of the artworks will be given back to the artists themselves and it will a way to help them generate income. Apart from the actual paintings, they will also be making digital prints to be inducted into postcards and calendars which will offer more income opportunities for the artists. Yang Mulia Tengku Marina Tengku Ibrahim, the founder of Pink Jambu will be gracing the official opening of the exhibition.