(Tallmadge, Ohio) – Offices at the Summit County Probate Court just got a little brighter. On Thursday, September 12, custom works from Summit DD’s Dream Out Loud Studio were installed. “The pieces add so much color to our walls. They will be a pleasure to look at every day,” stated Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer. A strong supporter of the studio, Judge Stormer specifically commissioned the works for her offices.
“The artists quickly began sketching ideas once we got the project. We submitted a few to the court and they picked the water lilly design,” remarked Summit DD Business Innovations Manager, Jacquie Owens. “All of the Dream Out Loud Studio artists contributed to the pieces.”
“It was a fun project. I dressed up today to match the artwork,” stated Dream Out Loud Studio Artist, Mary. Mary was excited to deliver the pieces to Judge Stormer at the installation event.
The main piece features vivid water lillies and three-dimensional, Chihuly-style accents that mimic the look of blown glass. It was installed in the main hallway of the probate court office, for all visitors to enjoy. Small, secondary works were also created for Judge Stormer to display throughout the offices.
Summit DD’s Dream Out Loud Studio is a place where people with developmental disabilities enjoy personal expression, independence and artisitic satisfaction. It’s a creative outlet for individuals to flourish, both as artists and valuable members of their community.The County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board is a levy-funded agency that provides services to more than 4,000 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Summit County. It is the organization’s mission to offer a lifetime of services and supports to eligible individuals and families that enable people with developmental disabilities to work, live, and learn as equal citizens in their communities. More information regarding the agency is available online at www.summitdd.org.