Dust, Change and Witchcraft Art Exhibit
Jason Towns, a member of the Opportunity Project, a Clubhouse Model Program empowering people with brain injuries, is currently exhibiting his collection at the Montclair Art Museum through September 12, 2010.
As a teenager, Jason was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He then had a second traumatic brain injury while he was in college, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was left with recurring seizures, preventing him from attending college and drawing. Jason attributes his artistic skills to his recovery from his brain injury as part of learning new skills.
“Dust, Change and Witchcraft” is portrayed by Jason as a new dawning in his life. “It came after sickness and many trials. Before I drew what I saw, now I draw what is. Being an artist is a gift given to few and inspires all, old and young. This work you see is a sort of witchcraft. I draw as if automatic writing. I let my spirit free and what happens on paper is as much a mystery to me as it is to you.”
Opportunity Project is a Millburn based supportive network of adults with brain injuries who participate in vocational, educational, and social activities. Opportunity Project provides resources and advocacy to assist persons with brain injury in achieving their goals of leading fulfilling lives, regardless of their ability to pay.
For more information about Jason’s exhibit or about Opportunity Project, please call 973-921-1000, ext. 105.