Maplewood group for artists with disabilities changes name

The Turner Center for the Arts, in Maplewood, has gone through such a transformation in the past 18 months that they’ve decided to change their name. “We see every day the inspiration, the courage, the growth, and that’s why it’s a natural unfoldment to change our name to what it truly represents — Artists First — disabilities second,” Artists First executive director, Sheila Suderwalla said on Tuesday. The group has moved a larger studio at 7190 Manchester Road, added staff members and new programs. Their board and group of volunteers is growing, according to a press release. Maplewood resident, Jeannine Henry, runs the supported employment program. She teaches life skills, independent living skills and employment skills through the arts.

Madosky Chiropractic features Turner Center art

Maplewood chiropractor, Dr. William Madosky, over the past four and a half years has featured the work of local artists at his office. For November, the office is featuring artists from the Turner Center for the Arts, which is based in Maplewood. Turner Center is a non-profit organization providing services for adults with disabilities, and integrated youth. The center’s goal is “transforming lives through creative expression. ”

Ribbon Cutting for Turner Center for the Arts

On Thursday, June 5th, the City of Maplewood and the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce celebrated the relocation of Turner Center for the Arts to 7190 Manchester Rd.  TCA is a non-profit organization that strives to foster the social, intellectual, emotional and personal growth of artists with disabilities through creative self-expression. Read more about TCA.