“Community through Creativity — JDAIM 2021,” an online exhibit at the WAE Center in West Orange, will run through March 5. The exhibit celebrates the talents and artistry of Jewish adults with developmental disabilities. The display includes kitchen table prints from eight artists who participate in the WAE to Connect learning program, which is online at waetoconnect.org. The artists’ prints also are on sale online at the WAE Gift Shop.
The WAE Center is a program of the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled. The exhibit spotlights members of the Individuals with Developmental Disabilities community who often go unseen because of their disabilities.
The WAE Center — WAE stands for Wellness, Arts, and Enrichment — is an adult day program focused on adaptive arts and personal growth. Each February, the center partnered with local congregations to spotlight the artists, speakers, and worshippers in the program. In other years, the set up art exhibits and hosting congregations arranged artist receptions, suppers, and Shabbat services. This year, because of the pandemic, WAE moved its exhibit online. It’s at waegallery.org/events/jdaim-exhibit-2021-community-through-creativity.