An Art Exhibition featuring Artists with disabilities hosted by the Los Angeles City Hall in Los Angeles California, which will be on display during the entire month of November 2011 at the City Hall Lobby on the 3rd floor. The exhibition  featured original paintings, and other works of art by: Jhovana Cecena, Todd Tostado, Annie Young, Martin Vogel, Warren Vaness, Hugo Velasco and Tom Doyle and many other artists from the United States. “We believe that all persons, regardless of their disabilities, should have equal opportunities to express their talents and to be successful in the Arts,” said Michael Dergar, President and CEO of the Pasadena-based Academy of Special Dreams Foundation. This Art Exhibition is another opportunity for us to encourage, promote and showcase the artistic expressions of these amazing artists from around the country. We give many thanks to the Department on Disability for giving us this opportunity and for supporting the artists of the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation.” This Art Exhibition is a testament to the creativity of our friends in the special needs community and we encourage everyone to stop by the Los Angeles City Hall Lobby to see their works of art.” The Art Exhibition will be on display at the Los Angeles City Hall Lobby, 200 N. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012, from November 1 – 30, 2011. For further information or directions, please call the City Hall Office (213)-473-7001 # # # # About Academy of Special Dreams The Academy of Special Dreams Foundation is a California non-profit public benefit corporation based in Pasadena, California, and is recognized as a tax-exempt IRC 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity. The mission of the Special Academy is to increase public awareness, appreciation and recognition of the creative talents of people with disabilities by providing opportunities that encourage, promote and showcase their artistic expressions. More information about the Special Academy can be found at Contact Jerry J. Ruiz, tel. (323) 253-7380; e-mail

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