Edmonton artwork studio hosts exhibit for artists with Down Syndrome – Edmonton

A exclusive show started Saturday at Studio YEG Art that contains 21 artists showcasing what makes them special — they all have down syndrome.

9-yr-previous Jordan Grace MacKeigan is one particular of all those artists. Her contributing piece titled “Down Syndrome Karyotype” is a colourful painting that functions what would make her one of a kind.

“Makes me satisfied,” claimed Jordan Grace, keeping up her painting.

Organizer Maria MacKeigan started off the occasion to clearly show the neighborhood that having Down Syndrome doesn’t hold a person back — some thing she wishes she understood when her daughter, Jordan Grace, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

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“They informed me that she would not be able to do everything, mainly, and our life are very considerably over. So, it was genuinely frightening to me,” MacKeigan recalled.

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That could not be more from the fact for her daughter and lots of others with Down Syndrome, like entrepreneur Julia Zyla.

Zyla has created a small business out of her passion for baking cookies. She’s even hired five personnel with disabilities for her company: Treats by Specific P.

The business, whose motto is “A unique area, for exclusive persons to do distinctive factors,” will make five different types of cookies, but Zyla has a definite favourite.


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“I like chocolate,” she claimed.

MacKeigan states she hopes this weekend’s party serves as a reminder to the community that persons with Down Syndrome are just persons.

“More individuals (should really) see what they can do, what they are capable of accomplishing and how wonderful their life are. Jordan Grace, my daughter, has a zest for existence. She demonstrates me far more about daily life than any one has at any time accomplished in advance of.

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“It’s not about what she can do for us or for modern society — she’s human, just like you and me and she wants to be acknowledged for who she is.”

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