Unique Bismarck arts event Thursday fosters natural inclusion, self-esteem

NDAD has become a contributing sponsor of “Art Without Limits – Zot Artz,” a unique event in Bismarck this Thursday (April 11).

Photo Courtesy: zotartz.com

Photo from zotartz.com.

It’s a distinct opportunity to get a taste of inclusive arts, using universal arts tools in a free community event setting. You’re invited to take part in the public portion, set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Richholt Elementary School gymnasium, 720 N. 14th St., Bismarck. The school is home to the offices of the Bismarck Early Childhood Education Program (BECEP), which will take part in sessions during the day.

Hands-on activities Thursday night will be designed to give participants a chance to successfully create original works of art at their personal levels of ability. According to organizers, the activities foster social interaction, self-esteem, natural inclusion and much more.

The event will feature adaptive arts materials from Zot Artz: Arts For All, a Wisconsin-based organization which provides services, programs, art tools and supplies for individuals and events for people with disabilities. Its founder and president, artist-engineer Dwayne Szot, will be at the Bismarck event to help lead the event.

The hosts are the University of Mary Occupational Therapy Department and YOU-Nique Opportunities. Besides NDAD, Wells Fargo Foundation also is a contributor. U of Mary occupational therapy students will be on hand to provide assistance at the event.

For more information, contact Carol Olson today at (701) 355-8156 or olsonc@umary.edu; or Renee Hardy at (701) 471-8508.

Use the following links to get more information about Zot Artz and about Szot himself.

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