Development Centers Inc Invites Community to Celebrate Unique Art Showing

Exhibition to Showcase Expressive Work of Children and Adults

DETROIT, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Development Centers Inc / DCI has been actively involved with providing comprehensive behavioral health services to the residents of northwest Detroit and neighboring communities for almost thirty years. This spring they have embarked upon a series of innovative workshops to provide participants with hands-on experiences specially designed to bring out their inner creativity and artistic expression.

Kristen Anderson, a program intern at DCI and a Masters Degree candidate from the University of Michigan School of Social Work, was the co-chair for what will hopefully become an annual event. "All of those who attended really pushed themselves to try new things, create some fabulous pieces of artwork, make new friends and are now looking forward to celebrating their achievements."

Fellow DCI intern, U of M masters candidate and co-chair Matt Wollack also added "Our workshops were directed by two very talented local artists. Victoria Banks orchestrated our children's group, and Chazz Miller lead our adults. Both were outstanding in providing for a truly unique and dynamic experience for everyone."

All now look forward to displaying and celebrating their artistic achievements with the public at the Redford Township District Library on Tuesday, April 24th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Food and entertainment will be provided as well as the chance to hear first-hand from all the participants on what they enjoyed most out of the experience.

WHAT: "The Art of Community"

WHO: A collaborative project between Master Degree candidates from the University of Michigan School of Social Work, ( www.ssw.umich.edu ) Development Centers Inc, ( www.develctrs.org ) as well as prominent local artists serving as workshop facilitators including: crafts specialist Victoria Banks and muralist Chazz Miller.

WHY: To explore the use of art and creativity as a means for workshop participants to express themselves and to become more engaged with the surrounding community.

WHERE:
Redford Township District Library
25320 West Six Mile Road
Redford, MI 48240
(313) 531-5960

WHEN:
April 24, 2012
Public Viewing: 4:00 pm7:00 pm.
Program Celebration: 5:00 pm6:00 pm. Refreshments, Music, Video
There is no charge.

Development Centers Inc (DCI) is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is committed to improving the lives of individuals, families and the community by meeting their behavioral health, human and vocational needs through a continuum of comprehensive prevention, intervention, treatment and training services. Established in 1983, DCI has served thousands of Detroiters and residents of neighboring Wayne County through its extensive offering of innovative programs and expertise in working with developmentally disabled persons.

CONTACT:
Henry F Guthard
Development Officer
Development Centers Inc
(313) 531-2500 ext 1220

SOURCE Development Centers Inc



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