Open Hearts Arts Center offers art training to adults with emotional and intellectual disabilities, and is the only program in Asheville that does so — employing professional artists as teachers and mentors. This month, Satellite Gallery hosts the sixth annual exhibit of paintings and drawings by students of Open Hearts Art Center.
Imaginative, playful and uninhibited, the work on display conveys an enthusiastic voice that is catching. Among the visual delights: a grandiose purple chocolate factory surrounded by an emerald forest, a portrait of Lady Di, the grid-print curtains hanging in the gallery’s front window, and a painting of a Pegasus. With almost 60 exuberant paintings and drawings on display, this exhibit is hard not to love.
Work of heArt is up at Satellite Gallery, 55 Broadway St., through March 3. 505-2225 or http://www.openheartsartcenter.org