#HipNJ Cares: Chairs of Inclusion

Ten Artists.  62 Collaborators.  One Idea.  A Seat at the Table for Everyone.

#HipNJ’s Enzo Domingo was on hand for the unveiling of the “Chairs of Inclusion” exhibit at the Leon and Toby Cooperman JCC in West Orange.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD)’s Wae Center, ten of these life- sized chairs were commissioned from professional artists.  These creative minds worked with the Center’s member artist to create these fabulous art/sculpture objects.

Randee Rubenstein, VP of the JSDD Board of Trustees, explained the initiative: “The goal of the project is to shift perceptions about people with developmental disabilities and broaden the public’s awareness of policies about inclusion.”

“My interpretation of the exhibit is very literal; the different designs represent different walks of life integrating and connecting,”  said Tim Folzenlogen, Art Facilitator of the Wae Center.

“Chairs of Inclusion” will be on display in West Orange though December 17th.  On December 20 through February 1, 2015, the Chairs will be displayed at the Morris Museum.  The Chairs will also be featured at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey from June 7-14, 2015.

More dates and more pieces will be added throughout 2015.  For the latest updates, please visit www.JSDDMetroWest.org.