An exhibition of artworks promoting the creative power in people with disabilities and other challenges will be on view June 2 through Aug. 10 in the Paul Mesaros Gallery of the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center .


ARTS -ROMPP �€a juried exhibition �€includes drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors and sculpture by West Virginia artists who have disabilities.


An opening reception will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the Mesaros Galleries in the main lobby of the CAC . In addition, exhibition coordinator Helen Panzironi will present the lecture �€?Accessible Arts�€? at 2 p.m. July 6 in the Paul Mesaros Gallery. Both the opening reception and the lecture are free and open to the public.


ROMPP stands for Real Opportunities Make People Productive and is a fine arts program associated with the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities. Its mission is to support artists who have disabilities so they may achieve their goals. ROMPP staff act as navigators linking the artists with a diverse range of community opportunities, whether they are interested in the arts as a profession or as a hobby.


The exhibition is supported in part through the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities, West Virginia Assistive Technology Systems, West Virginia Real Choice Grant, Hurricane’s Museum in the Community, West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council and WVU College of Creative Arts.


Jurors for the exhibition include Kelli Burns, director and chief curator of Hurricane’s Museum in the Community, and Paul Krainak, WVU professor of painting and interim chair of the WVU Division of Art.


For more information, contact Panzironi at hpanzironi@hsc.wvu.edu or 304-293-4692 ext. 1154.