Uniting Borders 2022-2023


“The Academy of Special Dreams and The ALHAMBRA and The RATKOVICH COMPANY present, Uniting Borders “Empowering Artists”  2022-2023, featuring the newest original works of Art by a diverse group of more than 40 local and international artists who represent a wide spectrum of race, ethnicity, gender, age and abilities, truly reflective of the diversity of our society. Congratulations to all the artists participating, especially our International artists from Mazatlan, Mexico:  Martha Olivas Torres, Gabriel Cortez Gutierrez, and Maru Huerta, artists who deftly manipulate their paint brush using only their mouth from their wheelchairs and whose colorful palettes simply inspire”.
As our CEO Michael Dergar states, “Now that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, the Empowering Artists 2022 inclusive art exhibition will celebrate the creative talents of a diverse group of artists by showcasing their original works of Art to reinforce our view and educate mainstream society in the San Gabriel Valley that exhibitions of visual art can and must include people of all backgrounds without regard to disabilities.”

We give many thanks to The California Art Council, The ALHAMBRA, Walmart, Centro Cultural BAUPRES, CasAntica, ACTITUD Magazine, City National Bank, Morgan Stanley, SoCalGas, and all our friends and supporters that believes in making a more inclusive society in the arts regardless of disabilities.

May 1st, 2022 – August 2022
Empowering Artists art collection at The Alhambra. 1000 S Fremont Ave, Alhambra Ca.

June – July 2022 
Museo de Arte de Mazatlán, Mazatlan, Sinaloa Mexico

July – August 2022
Hotel CasAntica at Oaxaca, Mexico

August 2022- April, 2023 
The Academy at The ALHAMBRA, Alhambra, California.

September, 2022
The art exhibition will be held during the month
of September 2022 at the Alhambra City Hall lobby,
111 S. 1st Street, Alhambra, California.

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