May 26 -
PERSPECTIVES ART SHOW AND RECEPTION AT THE HIPPODROME THEATRE BENEFITS STUDENTS AT THE FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL/HIGH TECH PROGRAM AND THE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FL – The Florida High School/High Tech program, through the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida, will be hosting the PERSPECIVES ART SHOW AND RECEPTION to showcase local High School/High Tech students with disabilities and their works of art, as well as to increase awareness about the HS/HT program and Center for Independent Living in Alachua County on Saturday, May 26th from 6-8pm at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, Fl.
The evening will include an Art Sale of student and community artwork, student-led demonstrations, a photo gallery of HS/HT, refreshments and music. All proceeds raised will benefit the HS/HT program and educational activities.
Florida High School/High Tech (HS/HT) is an enrichment and transition program designed to provide young people with all types of disabilities the opportunity to explore jobs and post-secondary education leading to technology-related careers, based on their abilities, not disabilities. Florida HS/HT is part of the national HS/HT initiative, supported by the US Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
Tickets are $15.00 in advance by calling (352)378-7474 and speaking with Amy Tharpe or Melissa Merrill or $20 at the door.
Melissa Merrill, Alachua County Program Coordinator says, “We are so excited to announce our first ever art show fundraising event called Perspectives. We believe Perspectives to be the perfect title as it is our students creating art work which depicts their individual perspectives on how they view the world as a person with a disability.
Our students have been working so hard, and are eager to share their work with you as well as their favorite things about being a student in High School/High Tech. Please come and support our students and enjoy a fun and exciting event at the Hippodrome Theatre!”
CONTACT: Amy Tharpe 352-378-7474