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Landlord turns lobby over to art

Laura Levy

Laura Levy Photo Credit: Laura Levy

RXR Corp., Long Island’s largest commercial landlord, has opened the second-floor lobby of its RXR Plaza building in Uniondale to local artists whose work is not often seen or whose voices are not often heard: those with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Tomorrow some of the artists, including Eileen Powers of Coram and Jason Churchill of Huntington, will be on hand to show their work at the exhibit, called “Revelations.”

More than 26 pieces will be on display from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 626 RXR Plaza. RXR is presenting the exhibit in support of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises Inc., which provides services for people with developmental disabilities. The exhibit will run through Friday.

The art was created by artists at FREE, headquartered in Old Bethpage.

The artwork will be for sale, with proceeds going to FREE.

The exhibit idea came about after Jeff Cohen of FREE met RXR chief executive Scott Rechler last fall. FREE chief executive Robert Budd said in a statement the organization’s art therapy “helps individuals express their inner feelings through images, colors and symbols.”

Shown above is a detail from a self portrait by Laura Levy.

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