|Naemi also informs the community that the exhibition “Visionaries of the Light” opening has been postponed due to hurricane Mathew to October 12, 6 - 8pm at Saludarte/Ideobox Artspace (2417 N. Miami Ave. Wynwood, Miami. Fl. 33127)
Outsider art produced by untrained artists recovering from mental illnesses who are typically unconnected to the conventional art world—not by choice but by circumstance. The “classic” figures of outsider art were socially or culturally marginal figures. They were usually undereducated; they almost invariably embraced unconventional views of the world, sometimes alien to the prevailing dominant culture.
The artists which work will be available at the fundraising as well as exhibit at the Visionaries of the Light show are: the international recognized Misledys Castillo who was born with brain, hearing and autistic impediments, also Sebastian Ferreira, Isaac Crespo (who creates situations where the absurd and irrational intertwines with characters drawn from real life), as well as Christopher Paul and Boris Lopez.
NAEMI dedicated to discovering, studying, promoting, exhibiting, and preserving the art of those struggling with mental illness throughout the world. The Fundraising will help NAEMI to continue working and to achieve its objectives: Artistic development of artists recovering from mental illnesses, advocacy for the arts and people with disabilities and the establishment of venues for exhibition, enhancement of self-image and self-esteem and vocational training and career development to become self-supporting through the arts for artists with disabilities through commercial galleries.