Eleven Twenty Projects is excited to present the work of several artists from the Starlight Studio and Art Gallery. Starlight is a cooperative environment that supports adults with disabilities in their artistic development through technical assistance by professional artists.
Starlight Studio and Art Gallery opened as a day habilitation program by the Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York (LDA of WNY) in August 2005 with funds from the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. Starlight is modeled after a dynamic art program in California that was observed by an LDA staff member when he lived and worked in that area.
The mission of the Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York is to provide high-quality individualized, comprehensive, and innovative services, which support, educate, and empower individuals with learning disabilities and/or developmental disabilities. Today LDA of WNY serves over 1200 individuals in eight counties of Western New York annually, receives funding from a variety of sources, offers a full range of support services and remains unique in its service to the learning disabled population. The majority of the Board of Directors continues to be composed of parents and individuals with learning disabilities.