Congratulations Shawn Gong

Congratulations Shawn Gong!

The Academy of Special Dreams in collaboration with Mrs.  Helen Woo congratulate Shawn Gong on his scholarship to continue his education in the arts.  In an effort to assist the special needs community to achieve their artistic dreams, Helen Woo will offer a limited number of cash scholarships yearly for artists with disabilities and transitions programs who are either pursuing their studies in art or advancing their careers in art. We also provide working artists grants to deserving artists local and internationally.

Michael Dergar, Founder of the Academy of Special Dreams invites everyone to enjoy the wonderful photography of Shawn Gong at the Academy Gallery at The ALHAMBRA in the city of Alhambra Ca.  “His work represent the beauty of mother earth and nature”.

About Shawn. 

I am a high functioning adult on the Autism Spectrum who dreams of taking off to the moon with my photography work. I graduated San Gabriel High School and Ms. Victory was my English teacher. After graduation, I have taken many photography classes at Elac to one day pursue photography as career choice.

I believe that we all need an opportunity to be included.  Inclusion stills faces a social understanding of the issues our community with Disabilities faces. I am thankful for the opportunity to get this financial support and showcase my artwork but most of all to be part of the many talented artists The Academy of Special Dreams helps along the way. Enjoy my exhibition!

Shawn Gong


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