“Creativity Takes Courage,” a YCS Blossoms art exhibit, returns to the Sandy Bennett Art Gallery at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in May with a reception and awards presentation on Tuesday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.
As it planned for the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the first YCS Blossoms exhibit, the YCS special education division was inspired by Henri Matisse’s words: “Creativity takes courage.” Taking this as the exhibit’s theme, the school’s children reflect on their thoughts and feelings about life through a wide range of artwork — including paintings, collages, papier-mâché and clay sculptures, masks, fiber art, and more.
The reception will include musical performances by the children and there will be refreshments. The awards presentation hosted by Esteban “Tino” Romero, a popular New York comic, will begin at 7:15 p.m.
YCS is a leading provider of behavioral health services for children with special needs. The private, nonprofit organization’s diverse programs range from foster care, therapeutic group homes, a special education school and autism learning center, to an array of community-based programs aimed at promoting healthy parent-child relationships. For more information, go to ycs.org.