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Pure Vision Arts
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THE MORNING LINE "I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they've ever questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn't know, because I won't ever dare ask that question."
—Dylan Thomas

When you walk into an art gallery, sometimes your expectations are met, sometimes they're challenged. Both are true at Pure Vision Arts, 114 W. 17th [6th/7th] 212.366.4263, the city's first art studio for people with autism and developmental disabilities.

Founded in 2002 by The Shield Institute, which assists New Yorkers with developmental disabilities in many ways, Pure Vision provides the space and support to allow creativity to flourish where it otherwise might not. Have a look at the works in the artist gallery and see for yourself.

If you'd like to visit, they ask that you make an appointment. Meanwhile, you can shop for fine art, sculpture, t-shirts and more created by their roster of artists. You can make a donation here or go all in by buying tickets to The Shield's 90th Anniversary Gala on March 14.

They call it Pure Vision; we find it an inspiring one.

[Image at top: William Britt, Untitled
Today's quote, hat tip A Conversation on Cool]

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