Lockport Artist Cindy Few Joins Person First Forum at the Museum of disABILITY History
Artist's struggles, successes and whimsical illustrations to be the focus of presentation
The Museum of disABILITY History is pleased to welcome its latest addition to the ongoing Person First Forum series: local artist Cindy Few. Few’s discussion, entitled, “Art, My Gift and My Companion,” will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo.
The presentation will focus on the artist’s personal experiences and will highlight numerous aspects of her growing career, from the people who have supported her to her plans for the future. Few will also discuss the evolution of her work over time.
A resident of Lockport, Cindy Few is a local artist whose whimsical illustrations have helped her overcome life’s hurdles and have inspired many in the process. Few was born with a congenital heart defect and, at 14, underwent open heart surgery to help correct oxygen insufficiency and the possibility of stroke. Alongside this complication, learning disabilities made schoolwork a challenge. However, Few discovered a talent that was more powerful: her artistic abilities.
Throughout her student career, Few found numerous outlets for her talent, even discovering that her illustrations could be used to better understand her studies. However, Few would later find she had another challenge facing her besides her learning disability. She developed schizophrenia, which adversely affected her concentration, as well as the motivation she had once had for her illustrations. However, with the help of a naturopathic doctor, medication and alterations to her diet, Few has since reconnected with her artwork. She now has greeting cards professionally printed and would like to write and illustrate a book in the future.
The Person First Forum is a free event. Regular admission applies to those who wish to tour the Museum of disABILITY History, which is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information or to register for the event, call 716-629-3626.
The Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities. The mission is to tell the story of the lives, triumphs and struggles of people with disabilities as well as society’s reactions. The Museum of disABILITY History, located at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo, NY, offers educational exhibits, programs and activities that expand community awareness.