The Frank art gallery showcases artists with autism

The Frank art gallery out of Pembroke Pines will observe Autism Awareness Month by featuring artists on the autism spectrum.

Through April, The Frank’s Third Space Gallery — a rotating exhibit hall on the second floor — will display an exhibit put together by Artists with Autism, a local non-profit.

On March 29 when the exhibit opened, the organization hosted an art market with items available for purchase.

“The Frank’s mission is to create a space showcasing multi-disciplinary exhibitions that foster connections and leverage the power of the arts to create a space of inclusion,” Chief Curator of The Frank Joshua Carden said. “We are excited to feature work by Artists with Autism.”

On April 21, The Frank will host a free lecture called “Focus on Art Abilities: Careers for Individuals with Autism.” Cynthia Drucker, who founded Artists with Autism, will be the featured speaker.

“Drucker will present alternative employment opportunities in the arts for those with autism,” a news release said. “Drawing from her experience as the founder of the organization, she will explain how art heals the brain and how artists with autism can gain independence by creating a successful art business of their own.”

The Frank is located within the Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, 33025. Admission is free and the gallery’s hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. “Focus on Art Abilities: Careers for Individuals with Autism” will be presented on April 21, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.


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