Two articles in Tuesday’s papers underline how state and federal cuts are hitting home in our world of budgetary restrictions and sequestrations.
First, North Country Now reports that St. Lawrence NYSARC (a not-for-profit organization that...
Canton, NY, Oct 25, 2013 — A St. Lawrence County program that helps developmentally disabled young people lead more independent lives is serving an increasing number of clients, despite a decline in state funding. We stop by NYSARC's Transitions space in Canton for a conversation with its director, some of the young people in the program, and hear about plans to expand to Potsdam by the end of the year.
The public is invited to an Open House at the center from 4-6 pm today. Go to full article
Artists Jeremiah and Roger proudly display their favorite paintings.
Canton, NY, Feb 22, 2012 — Paintings, jewelry and photographs by dozens of St. Lawrence county artists are on display in a new gallery on Canton's Main Street. Like most galleries, you can shop for local art. But the mission of the GOAL space, which stands for Gallery of Art and Learning, includes creativity, inspiration and career development.
The art on GOAL's walls and shelves was created by more than 50 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities served by St. Lawrence NYSARC. Todd Moe took a tour of Canton's newest art gallery. Go to full article
Some of the NYSARC and SUNY Potsdam students in the Spring Showcase
May 11, 2007 — Poetry, Shakespeare, tap dance and an original one-act play are all part of an evening of creative works by people with disabilities this weekend. The Spring Showcase will be Saturday evening (7 pm) in Dunn Theatre at SUNY Potsdam. NYSARC, a non-profit corporation that works for and with people with developmental disabilities, began the Community Arts Program two years ago. It offers people with disabilities a chance to express their talents in the areas of theater, dance, music, and visual art. And as Todd Moe found out, the NYSARC students also had the unique experience of working with college students and taking acting classes at SUNY Potsdam. Go to full article
May 06, 2005 — The St. Lawrence NYSARC Community Players present Murder on the Menu, an original theatrical production, Saturday night (7 pm) at SUNY-Canton's Kingston Theatre. The players are individuals with developmental disabilities from all parts of St. Lawrence County. the evening will also include music, poetry and monologues. Todd Moe talks with Andrea and Michelle Quinell of St. Lawrence NYSARC about the debut production. Go to full article