Healing: A Fine Art Portrait Exhibit of Families of Children with Special Needs
2009-10-08 · By Editor
In partnership with the Miller Children’s Hospital’s Stramski Children’s Developmental Center and the non-profit organization, “The Steel Magnolias,” Southern California photographer Linnea Lenkus presents “Healing: A Fine Art Portrait Exhibit of Families of Children with Special Needs.”
The exhibit captures the emotional connections of families raising children with a wide variety of physical, mental and behavioral conditions. All families are from Long Beach or Southern Los Angeles area. Two families feature children adopted from Russia and Ethiopia as part of Stramski Center’s International Adoption Program.
The “Healing” exhibit features Photographer Linnea Lenkus, The Steel Magnolias, and members of the Stramski Center and their families and children.
“Healing: A Fine Art Portrait Exhibit Featuring Families of Children with Special Needs” will take place during 2nd Saturday Arts Walk in partnership with Phantom Galleries LA and the Long Beach Arts Council’s “GLOBAL” initiative Saturday, October 10, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Phantom Galleries LA, 390 E. 3rd Street, Long Beach, CA 90802.
Working closely with Dr. Gary Feldman, medical director of the Stramski Center, Lenkus photographed children with medical conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Fragile X Syndrome, Asperger’s Disorder, Craniofacial Disorders, and array of others. All families are from the Los Angeles and Long Beach area.
For more information, please call Michelle Shortencarrier at 562-980-2908. For more information on Linnea Lenkus, please visit www.LinneaLenkus.com
Get a sneak preview of the Healing exhibit and photographer Linnea Lenkus’ work in the video below.