When you express yourself artistically — whether through words or paint or clay — you gain an invaluable outlet for your thoughts, feelings and world-view. The folks at the Turner Center for the Arts (3109 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-781-4440), an open art studio, understand that everyone can benefit from finding an artistic voice, and they work specifically to creatively inspire adults with disabilities. In honor of the center's three-year anniversary, it throws wide its doors from 5 to 8 p.m. for an exhibition and celebration. The exhibit includes works in a variety of media by many of the center's 50-plus artists — some of the pieces will be for sale — as well as a collaborative installation entitled Patterns of Life. Plus, food and drinks will be on hand, and admission is free (you really can't beat that!). To learn more about the Turner Center's important mission and to check out some art, visit
Fri., July 24, 2009

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