Explore Connections of Art & Inspiration with Author of “The Art and Voice of Autism” on April 29
Guilford, CT — Meet Gina Uricchio, the author of The Art and Voice of Autism, at a book signing event at Guilford Art Center Gallery on Saturday, April 29 from 12:00-2:00pm.
The Art and Voice of Autism is an interactive journal for families to connect art and inspiration with places to draw and create. This book offers a unique way of approaching family time with shared activities for every season. Described as “a family keepsake journal for treasured memories”, it is a visual memoir from a mother and daughter team of family experiences of living life on the Autistic spectrum.
“I wrote this book to bring focus and awareness to my daughter’s (Ally) art, as well as to expose the talents of autistic and the entire special needs community” says Uricchio. “I want to take readers on my journey to show what it's like living in the autistic world and how I deal with the challenges of parenting on a daily basis. Along with that, I want to share the bond and connection we have to inspire and connect with challenges on how we overcome adversity in our life. I want to share how my training and teachings have helped me with raising a special needs daughter.”
This event is free and open to the community. Books will be for available for purchase.
For more information contact Guilford Art Center at www.guilfordartcenter.org or 203-453-5947.
About the Author:
Gina Uricchio is a mother, visionary, and yogi. Creating connection is the cornerstone to her parenting & personal style. Meditation & yoga have been instrumental while raising a family alongside her husband John—especially meeting the challenges of a special needs child. Gina installs stillness, resilience & surrender everyday as a "warrior mom". She lives with her family in Connecticut.
Photos provided by the author.
About Guilford Art Center
The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit school, shop and gallery established to nurture and support excellence in the arts. Through classes for adults and children, gallery programs, a shop of contemporary crafts, and special events, the Center fulfills its mission to provide opportunities for the public to participate in the arts, to experience their cultural and historical diversity, and to appreciate the process and product of creative work. Founded in 1967 (as the Guilford Handcraft Center), the Center evolved from the first Handcraft Expo, held on the Guilford Green in 1957. It currently serves over 2,000 students in classes, presents juried and invitational exhibits of art in the Center’s gallery and operates a shop of fine, handmade American crafts year-round. The Center also presents the Craft Expo, held on the Guilford Green each year in July, that features works by more than 180 of the country’s most distinguished artisans and is a much-anticipated annual event for the shoreline community.