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Coordinated by ARISE, a non-profit agency based in Syracuse, UNIQUE celebrates the artistic talents of Central New Yorkers living with disabilities. More than 60 Central New York Artists participated this year by submitting their art and literary work to UNIQUE Arts & Literary Magazine. The works included in this exhibition eloquently speak to the myriad of thoughts, ideas, and feelings that all humans share, regardless of individual ability or circumstance. The annual competition invites submissions of art and literature which are then selected for display by a panel of judges.

What is the UNIQUE Magazine? 

UNIQUE is an Art and Literary Magazine that shares the artistic visions and voices of individuals with disabilities. UNIQUE represents the power of art to express, educate, and inspire.  Art comes in many forms.  The creative work published in UNIQUE includes poems, paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, computer-based art, and mixed-media works.

The magazine is published annually in the fall by ARISE and distributed throughout Central New York to display the creative work of artists and writers with disabilities living in Central New York.

The Everson’s Community Exhibition Program is generously supported by Community Bank, N.A.

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