ASTRO: THE MORNING STAR is an Art & Video Exhibition to be launched on November 17 at Studio 174 in Kingston, Jamaica. The exhibition is dedicated to fostering the self-expression and creativity of the developmentally and physically disabled in Jamaica.
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The Astro Project is a collaborative effort for fostering self-expression and nurturing the creative needs of the developmentally and physically disabled in Jamaica.
The Astro Project is also an exhibition of graphic art designed by Astro Saulter and a video launch about Astro created by his brothers, Nile and Storm Saulter, founding members of the acclaimed New Caribbean Cinema collective.
The Astro Projedt art exhibition will mark a major milestone of the new Astro Foundation that fosters relationships to provide opportunities for self-discovery and personal expression of the developmentally and physically disabled.
The net proceeds of all art sales go to the artist and the Foundation. Beneficiaries of the Astro Foundation are encouraged to explore painting, photography and media arts to build a greater sense of personal identity and pride.
The work of Astro Saulter and other artists like him confirm the power of creativity, the passion for individual sensibilities, and offers a unique view of the world. Recognition of their creative efforts gives these artists a feeling of worth that carries over into all areas of his/her life. Exhibitions like The Astro Project help others see past preconceived notions of disability and begin to honour the creative spirit of every person.
Through the cultivation of their talents, people with disabilities make contributions to the cultural and economic life of our Jamaican community.