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Each month the NSYMCA hosts a community art gallery. Local artists showcase inspiring and creative pieces throughout the Y. High-quality art is for sale at all price levels, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the our Community Outreach programs. 


November 2021

Community Gallery Show:

Keshet

Art Reception: November 4 from 5:00-7:00pm

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Keshet is a community-based, non-profit organization offering educational, vocational, recreational and residential programs for children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Over 600 people with disabilities at 70 sites throughout metropolitan Chicago benefit directly from Keshet's support. Keshet values each individual and tailors experiences to create purposeful and meaningful lives for people with disabilities in their home communities. From the very start, Keshet has grown alongside our participants, creating community where people of all abilities learn, play, work and live together.

Participants at GADOL, Keshet’s day program for adults, have the opportunity to explore and create art. They are encouraged to be creative with materials and experiment with different media. Art becomes a tool for developing interpersonal skills, reducing stress, increasing self-esteem and communicating ideas and emotions. This year, Keshet has partnered with InFocus for an unforgettable art experience. InFocus works with self-advocates, families, and communities to enhance the image of people living with a disability. Through this unique program, Keshet participants were able to share their voices with the greater community through photography.

Keshet is grateful to have The Beverly Goldstick Creative Arts Program, which encourages artistic expression, and has enabled creativity throughout the years.