Home By Tamara Simon
This issue's cover art is a painting
entitled Home, by Tamara Simon, an artist at
the National Institute of Art and Disabilities (NIAD).
NIAD is an innovative visual arts center assisting adults
and other physical disabilities in Richmond, California.
The NIAD program develops the capacity for creative expression
in people with developmental and other physical disabilities,
and provides a gallery and other exhibition opportunities
Tamara Simon came to NIAD in 1993 at the age of
22. Simon works at NIAD five days a week, where she paints,
sculpts, and makes costumes and collages. Her work has
appeared in numerous NIAD exhibits and at several Bay
Born and raised in the Richmond area, Simon's painting
entitled Home was recently selected as one of
four images reproduced as a card currently available
at NIAD's gift store. She shows her home at night, filled
and surrounded by stars.
For more information about NIAD and
its artists, please visit their website.