Artwork, created by Individuals Living with Disabilities, is On Display at Library
The"Bridge to the Community" 6ft by 4 ft mixed-media mural of the Patuxent River Shoreline was made possible by the collaborative efforts of creative individuals living with disabilities, led by local artist Linda Craven, under a partnership between Southern Maryland Community Resources (SMCR), Bay Community Support Services (Bay-CSS), Historic Sotterley Plantation and Greenwell Foundation.
The "Bridge to the Community" mural has now been installed for viewing in the lobby of the Lexington Park Library. Shown are photos of that installation with Amy Ford, the Branch Manager of the library, along with a picture of the accompanying poster. The mural will be on display throughout January and February, 2021. Following that, it will move to the Southern Branch, Calvert County Library in Solomons to be displayed throughout March and April, 2021.
Due to COVID safety precautions, the Lexington Park Library has strict access restrictions which currently allow groups no larger than 4 people to come at any one time to see the display. Please contact the library at 301-863-8188 to make appropriate arrangements to view the mural.
Other organizations desiring to display this original artwork are asked to contact Southern Maryland Community Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-997-8143.
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SMCR is a private non-profit organization that promotes the inclusion of persons with developmental differences into the life of our community. We advocate for individuals with special needs, to recognize the inherent dignity that is theirs because they are members of our one human family. We promote social, recreational and educational opportunities in which individuals with developmental differences can contribute their unique gifts and develop their potential.
SMCR provides its members with social, educational and recreational programs that go beyond inclusion to incorporate people with developmental differences into the life of the larger community. SMCR programs are designed to first prove the concept that persons with disabilities can succeed in challenging activities in new settings, such as a cooking class in a commercial kitchen or a movement class in a for-profit gym. Then each program offers the SMCR member the opportunity to grow from competence to community involvement.
SMCR has a broad vision of how communities and persons with developmental differences can live, work, play and learn together. We implement that vision at the personal level, one person at a time, because each person's needs and dreams matter. We hope to continue to grow so that we may touch the lives of more people in our community.Meet SMCR
In order to achieve its goal of providing individuals with developmental differences a variety of social and recreational opportunities, Southern Maryland Community Resources offers many programs to its members at little-to-no cost through partnerships with businesses, schools, religious groups, and organizations in our local community.