Visual artists, writers, performers, and budding filmmakers are essential members of the Evolve community. Our arts programs provide exciting opportunities for artists to expand their social networks and leverage their creative skills in any field.
FUTURE CAMP 3.0 is on the horizon! This camp offers two weeks of engaging arts programming to neurodiverse AND neurotypical learners ages 12 and up (adults are welcome!). Class offerings this year will include music, animation, performance, and writing! We will also have daily presentations from professionals in various art fields to assist campers as they conceptualize possible careers in the arts.
This year's Future Camp will be held at Winchester Thurston School, M-F 9:30 - 3:30,
July 25 - August 5, 2022.
Want to learn more? Schedule a quick video or phone call with our camp director, Joe Farrell.
Ready to apply? CLICK HERE!
about the film
In the summer of 2017, more than a dozen teens and young adults with autism, in partnership with the Evolve team and film industry professionals, collectively wrote the script for Parallels, a short film about the special relationship between a young teenager on the autism spectrum and his brother.
“A lot of things about Parallels make me proud, but I am most proud of being an autistic person and representing a person with autism in our film,” said Joe Hnath, the 18-year-old actor playing the role of the autistic brother, Rick, in the film. “I have a brother in real life, so this experience has reminded me of my own family and it has inspired me to look into producing, directing, and acting as a career.”
The production of Parallels offered a unique opportunity for the participants to pursue their love of filmmaking while gaining professional skills that are transferable to any work environment.
“For me, it was very important to show people the real experiences that people with autism have that others may not think about,” said Jared Braun, the 21-year-old director of Parallels.
evening of arts gallery show
An annual show featuring 20 Western Pennsylvania artists with developmental disabilities.
monthly creative challenges
Led by our community members, these monthly challenges are intended to stretch and build our artists’ creative muscles to keep them actively producing work.
SEE US art show
In an effort to recognize and celebrate people who identify as autistic or neurodiverse, local neurodivergent artist a.drift arguello, Roadkill Gallery and Evolve Coaching are joined forces during World Autism Month to create SEE US, an Art Pop-Up event.
Those who identify as neurodiverse can struggle to feel seen and heard in a world that adheres to inflexible societal norms. Neurodiverse community members who see and experience the world through a unique lens have a great deal to offer - and this show highlighted these artists whose work deserves to be seen and shared.
To learn more about the artists, and see artwork from the show, visit Roadkill Gallery's SEE US page.