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Artist Show Opening: JJ Roach Art

Presented by The Grotto Community Center at The Grotto Community Center, York PA

Aug 04 2023
Artist Show Opening: JJ Roach Art

New show “Colors of the spectrum” ft works by neurodivergent artist Joe Roach opens for August First Friday!

The opening reception for Joe Roach “Colors of the Spectrum” will be here at the Grotto for August First Friday in downtown York, PA.
The reception will be open from 5:00pm – 7:00pm with private tours available until end of September.
Please come enjoy the show, meet the artist, and mingle with other local art lovers in the bustle of First Friday!

“Being Neurodivergent and on the spectrum I see things differently and it shows in my Art. As a child I couldn’t sit still, and my parents needed to be hyper vigilant as I would climb out windows or run away into the dark outside. I had no understanding of danger. Art helped train my focus and pour all those tendencies on paper. Now I can Hyper focus on the Art in front of me. Their hyper vigilance became mine. My parents were concerned for my future. I have had several showings already at the age of 18. First “Mulberry Arts Studio” in Lancaster. Second “Night of Entrepreneurs” in Harrisburg and “Hershey Gardens” in Hershey Pa. I also had my work hung at the Pa State Capital in July. Most recently my “Celestial Dreams” won 1st place at “Art of the State” Harrisburg Museum. I would like to take my work National as my goal is encouraging others with any kind of disadvantage. I have been very active in giving Charitable gifts of work to Aarons Acres, Pa Breast Cancer Coalition, American Heart Association and the ARC. This year I’m starting with Vista School in Hershey and the ARC Lancaster Pa.” -JJ Roach



The Grotto Community Center

2 West Market Street, 2nd Floor, York, PA 17401


Parking is available at the surrounding city garage locations as well as on street parking surrounding Continental Square.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Protocols

Face masks required: No
Proof of vaccines required: No
Reservations required: No
Social distancing: No
Limited capacity: No
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor

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