Nonprofit art studio expands to support inclusion

CHICAGO – A non-profit Bridgeport organization that supports inclusive arts is expanding.

Project Onward — a nonprofit art studio currently working with more than 60 adults with developmental disabilities or mental illness — celebrated the opening of a brand new, 900-square-foot ceramic sculpture studio, one floor above its main studio and gallery at the Bridgeport Art Center Saturday.

“It’s just like a dream come true,” said Cherylle Booker, a ceramic artist at the nonprofit studio.

According to Project Onward executive director Nancy Gomez, a grant from the Virginia A Groot Foundation will allow them to expand their program to include more ceramic artists — who will be able to access the new spaces and tools at no cost to the artists.

“We don’t charge artists to create artworks here,” Gomez said. “We provide them with the space, all the materials and guidance to create their art – and they get 50%, [while] the other 50% go to the studio.”

To view some of the artwork for sale and to learn more about Project Onward, visit their website here.

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