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Coffee & Collections: My Life as an Artist with Avery Skaggs

February 2016

Synergy II Untitled 3 by Avery Skaggs

Avery Skaggs' exhibit, titled Kinetic, is on display at the Museum during the month of February, 2016, and on this morning he and his support team will talk on the topic of his art making and life as an exhibiting artist. Avery Skaggs's work is about capturing the expression of his movement through different art mediums. Skaggs experiences cerebral palsy and is quadriplegic but is supported in his art making by the staff of the Canvas Art Studio and Gallery who provide the materials and tools to facilitate his process. The goal of Avery’s support team is to ensure that the final pieces capture the exuberance and immediacy of his mark making. “When Avery paints he is totally in the present. He is not concerned with what he just did; he is not planning his next step. Avery’s creative process, and his final product, is a reminder to me to live in the moment,” says Lou Auger of Juneau, Alaska, as quoted on the Canvas website. This is a free program and is supported by Heritage Coffee Company. Join Avery and his team from 10:30 to 12 noon on February 20th.

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