Resorts World Casino New York City hosted an exhibit from June 1 through July 31 of more than thirty paintings and drawings created by people with developmental disabilities. The artwork was on display for the public in the Red Wall Art Gallery, at the Times Square and Fifth Avenue levels. The artists are all participants or residents at Queens Centers for Progress, one of the largest non-profit agencies in Queens.
“We are thrilled to be working with Queens Centers for Progress on our next Red Wall Gallery exhibit celebrating Summer in NYC. As an entertainment and cultural hub, Resorts World Casino New York City is committed to showcasing the talents of aspiring artists in our community. We look forward to continuing this important relationship,” said Michelle Stoddart, Director of PR and Community Development at Resorts World Casino New York City.
The show was a golden opportunity for QCP’s participants to showcase their talents. Ed Weiss, QCP’s Director of Adult Services, said “People who create art love to show their work to their friends. Having an opportunity to showcase your talent for the community brings the experience to another level. Helping people connect with their community is a goal for all of QCP’s programs. I am so proud of the staff at QCP and Resorts World Casino NYC for making this event possible. All people should have a social role. The individuals supported by QCP will take great pride in providing their community enjoyment through their art.”
Thanks to a special grant from the local Elk’s Club (lodge 878 Queensborough-Brooklyn), all of the pieces in the exhibit were framed and were ready to welcome Resorts Worlds guests.
The art exhibit had the potential to be viewed by more than 10,000 visitors a day, as the Red Wall Art Gallery is located in a prime viewing area in the complex. Resorts World created the gallery in 2012 to showcase work by aspiring and local artists.