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     January 14, 2020      #64-14 KDJ

Merchant Street gallery's commission project comes

By Laura McElroy

Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism has continued to advance the careers of artists with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder since opening in 2015.

To further their mission, gallery artists were commissioned to create five paintings for the conference rooms in the newly remodeled ComEd complex in Chicago. The $5,000 commission project was done through a ComEd grant.

“People on the autism spectrum can have careers in art or music,” gallery director Janice Miller said. “By showcasing great art by artists with autism, ...

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