This online art gallery and our community performances were made possible by a generous grant through the TN Arts Commission. All art was created by young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Check out our featured piece and the inspiration behind the piece below:
"Treasures of the HeART "
Featured Artwork: "Come Out of Hiding" is a Soft Pastel piece created by Kody Pfannenschmidt during an Art Therapy Class. Our conversations swirled around what it meant to "take off the mask" and allow people to see who you really are on the inside. This piece was inspired after we listened to a song by Steffany Gretzinger called "Out of Hiding" (Father's Song). These are the lyrics: Come out of hiding you're safe here with Me. There's no need to cover what I already see. You've got your reasons but I hold your peace. You've been on lock-down and I hold the key. 'Cause I loved you before you knew it was love and I saw it all, still I chose the cross. And you were the one that I was thinking of when I rose from the grave. Now rid of the shackles, My victory's yours. I tore the veil for you to come close. There's no reason to stand at a distance anymore, you're not far from home. And now I'll be your lighthouse when you're lost at sea. And I will illuminate everything. No need to be frightened by intimacy. No, just throw off your fear and come running to Me.