Fun, vibrant, and cheerful yellow banana slices are the focus of this fabulous t-shirt featuring a rendering by the very talented, Allen Yu.
Allen Yu (b. 1998) joined the studio at Center for Creative Works in 2020. Primarily working in colored pencil and marker on paper, his drawings are vibrant and technically precise. Some favorite subjects include fruit, SEPTA buses, gnomes, and candy. In his spare time, Yu collects brochures and schedules, enjoys reading, drawing, and taking SEPTA. Yu is a self-described autistic artist who loves to laugh at everything, including the negative. He lives in Bucks County, PA with his family.
Yu's work has been featured at the Outsider Art Fair in New York was featured in CCW's booth at NADA NYC in May 2023. His drawings are currently consigned in the Art Ability collection at Bryn Mawr Rehab and Summertime Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
The Center for Creative Works is a progressive art studio focused on professional development and representation of neurodiverse artists. CCW supports our artists to gain social capital through artistic practice and recognizes the value in sharing the unique human experience through creative contribution.
CCW is a professional art program serving adults with intellectual disabilities. Our studios offer a wide range of artistic mediums, practices, access to equipment and rigorous engagement for neurodiverse artists. Artists at CCW may pursue many areas of artistic practice including professionally building a portfolio, exhibiting nationally and selling work. Our work to carve inclusivity for our artists includes collaborations with neurotypical artists, visibility through professional exhibition opportunities, press and publication, and leadership opportunities.
Artistic development provides those that we serve with visible, valuable and inclusive recognition as artists in the larger community. CCW strives not only to provide neurodiverse artists with professional skills and a vocational identity, our work also provides the community with an opportunity to experience the skills and contributions of neurodiverse people. Our goal through these shared experiences is to insist on a rightful, respected presence of all neurodiverse people in an inclusive, opportunity rich society.
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