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21-year-old Kingston man uses art to communicate despite Deafness and Asperger’s

  |   January 5, 2012  |  Comment

An opening reception for local artist Andrew Potolsky’s art exhibit will be held on January 7th, 2012 at the Duck Pond Gallery at the Town of Esopus Library located at 128 Canal Street Port Ewen, NY 12466 (845) 338-5580.   Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5pm to 8pm to kick off the exhibit sponsored by the Arts Society of Kingston. Featured artwork includes the evolution of his signature character, Comet.  Potolsky’s work can be viewed or purchased from January 7th – January 29th.

Born Deaf and later diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, Andrew Potolsky faces unique challenges when it comes to communication and social interaction.  Freehand drawings and graphic art have helped bridged the isolation that many living with Asperger’s, a form of autism, often experience.  “He comes alive with his art,” says Maria Racz, a career developer with the Lexington Vocational Services Center for the Deaf.

For additional information on the exhibit or the artist, contact Sheldon Potolsky

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