artAbility Digital Showcase

Welcome to the 2023 artAbility Showcase!

The ninth year of artAbility has come to a close. It was another year of amazing art in the local community, with participants learning all about sustainable art mediums, music and more. Project Coordinator, Areli Morfin planned six unique workshops, capping off her second and final year as the project lead.

Join in celebration of this year’s artists and all who assisted in planning and hosting another year of artAbility. Our end-of-year Showcase is again being presented in-person and here, online, to allow everyone the chance to appreciate these artists and their work.

artAbility participants sitting at a long table during a workshop. They are looking down at the camera and smiling happily.

View this year's artists and their work

A - E

Kenyon Cornelius
Caroline Doty
Tawny Espy

View artists A to E


Johanna Flores
Cory Fong
Mike Gates
Deirdre Gordon
Barbara Gragert
Sam Gragert
Matthew Haggard
Mary Hanley
Heidi Holderman
Hannah Jehn

View artists F to J


Peter Mahuron
Jessilyn Matthias
Kristin Miller
James Peterson
Xavier Resnowski
Toby Schultz
Gabe Vollmer

View artists L to Z

A special thank you

We would like to give a special thank you to Stepping Stones, Inc. and Inland Northwest Broadcasting for providing funding for the artAbility project this year. Your generosity has afforded another year of artistic exploration and expression in the Moscow community.

We would also like to thank all the staff and trainees at the Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development who provided their expertise and support for the project. artAbility would not be possible without you!

2022-23 workshops

This year, Areli planned and carried out six new and unique workshops over the course of the academic year. Sessions mainly focused on sustainable art by integrating mediums that used found and recycled objects. This included spin off art, collage, assemblage and music:

Alcohol Ink Art with Areli Morfin

This workshop focused on the unique ways to use alcohol ink on canvas. Participants dotted ink drops across their canvas and used different techniques to spread the ink. This included blowing the drops to spread them and tossing them through the air! The end result was an array of unique and colorful patterns.

Assemblage Workshop with Areli Morfin

Assemblage is the art of assembling different everyday items into a single piece of art. The approach dates all the way back to the early 1900s with Pablo Picasso’s three-dimensional cubist constructions. Participants gathered found and recycled objects and constructed assemblages in a wooden frame.

Paper Collage with Lori Higgins and Elizabeth Sloan

These two workshops were led by local artists Lori Higgins and Elizabeth Sloan. Participants reused recycled materials, such as books, paper and magazines, to create diverse collages. 

Music workshops with Dr Lori Conlon Khan and students from the Lionel Hampton School of Music

The final two workshops of the academic year were music-themed. Led by students from University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music, participants learned about percussion and call and response. They also composed a piece to be performed for the in-person artAbility Showcase.