Benefits Autism Treatment Center
At Cerulean Gallery
“ITALIA” Exhibition and Silent Auction
Dallas, April 26, 2008 —Cerulean Gallery’s next exhibition, “ITALIA”, features the work of artist, Richard Chambers; his interpretations of landscapes and architecture from Italy.
Proceeds from the artwork sold in the silent auction from this exhibition will benefit the Autism Treatment Center (ATC) in Dallas, Texas. ATC is an organization that provides residential, educational, employment, diagnostic, therapeutic, consultation, information dissemination and research services for people with autism and their families.
The exhibition will run April 26th through May 12th; with the artists’ reception and silent auction on Saturday, April 26, 2008, 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
“ATC is diligently working to open a much needed Medicaid approved, out-patient diagnostic and therapeutic agency for the Dallas/Fort Worth area where children with Autism will benefit greatly from individual speech, occupational and physical therapy, target to their individual needs,” said Dr. Garver, program director at ATC. “It is our goal to provide these services in an affordable manner, hopefully by spring of 2008.”
ATC will also act as a resource for families to voluntarily participate in research efforts that they are conducting and participating in along with several universities in the study of treatments and causes of autism.
The artist, Richard Chambers, M. D. (ret.), from Norman Oklahoma, has a passion for all things Italian. Having traveled extensively throughout Europe, his love for the Italian scenery beckoned. Expressing his memories of a beautiful country such as Italy is his calling.
He has used oils to transfer his visions onto canvas.
Cerulean Gallery is located at 6609-A Hillcrest Ave in Snider Plaza. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday –Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please call 214.739.BLUE (2583) for additional details, or visit www.theceruleangallery.com.
About Cerulean Gallery
Cerulean Gallery is a contemporary gallery located in the heart of the Park Cities. The gallery was founded in 2006 by Caroline Crockett, who graduated with a degree in fine arts from Southern Methodist University in 2002. The gallery features the work of established and emerging artists, local and SMU-affiliated artists, along with Crockett’s own artwork. In addition to featuring 12 annual exhibitions and providing art consulting services, Cerulean Gallery focuses on benefiting the community through ongoing support of SMU and area high school art students in addition to working with local philanthropies. Most recently, art classes have been made available to the public, taught by renowned artist Virginia Marum. Additional information can be found at www.theceruleangallery.com
About Autism Treatment Center
For more than 30 years, the Autism Treatment Center (ATC) has assisted individuals with autism throughout their lives 24/7/365 as they learn, play, work and live in the community. ATC provides: residential, educational, employment, diagnostic, therapeutic, consultation, information dissemination and research services for people with autism and their families. The Autism Treatment Center currently operates day programs in Dallas and San Antonio, owns 19 group homes – 13 in Dallas and 7 in San Antonio, manages a Diagnostic & Therapeutic Rehabilitation Agency in San Antonio, and is looking forward to opening a similar rehab agency in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2008. In addition, the ATC is launching a Capital Campaign to build a state-of-the-art, environmentally sensitive treatment facility in San Antonio to expand services for individuals with autism and their families. ATC also works with school districts, universities, and medical professionals in support of external efforts to meet the needs of individuals with autism. Currently, ATC is partnering or collaborating with several universities across the state to facilitate research efforts and to provide training and observation time for students studying autism spectrum disorder.
Additional information can be found at www.atcoftexas.org and