April 21, 2022 By CDHD artAbility Showcase 2022: back and in-person! The artAbility Project has wrapped up another fun-filled year of workshops, and we’re celebrating with the annual artAbiltiy Showcase. This year, the end-of-year gallery is all the more exciting as we are hosting an in-person event! Please join us for an evening of art appreciation on: April 28 from 5-7pm Latah County Fairgrounds. Come to this inclusive gallery to meet the artists and view all the amazing work they’ve created throughout the year. There will also be a digital showcase launching on the CDHD website on the same day. A year of firsts The 2021-22 academic year was exciting for everyone involved – and not just for the incredible creativity of the talented artists. This year marked the first time since the COVID pandemic that we were able to host in-person workshops. All participants were able to gather to create and socialize, with appropriate safety measures in place. It also saw the introduction of a new Project Coordinator. Areli Morfin took over for Ernesto Marquez Montes after he graduated in December 2021. This was Areli’s first year working as a student trainee at the CDHD. It’s also her first year working with the artAbility Project. She planned and conducted five workshops with the help of local artist instructors and University of Idaho students acting as natural supports. Photography and painting This year’s workshops focused primarily on different aspects of photography and painting. All five had participants learning different ways to create art using the two mediums. They included: cyanotype landscape photography street photography Nimiipuu storytelling self portrait. Over the course of the year, more than 150 pieces of artwork were created. 99 of those will be on display at the annual showcase on April 28. Even better, some artists will be selling their work. Purchases can be made with cash or check. Showcase details Everyone is welcome at this inclusive gallery: When: April 28 from 5-7pm Where: Latah County Fairgrounds, 1021 Harold Avenue, Moscow, Idaho As this is an in-person event, masks are encouraged to help keep all members of the community safe. Artwork and artist cards will be available for purchase with either cash or check. We hope to see you there! If you are not able to attend, the Digital Showcase will go live on April 28 as well.