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Sophie’s Gallery & Gift Shop Presents ‘In Stride’

A Show Celebrating Art and Self-Determination

San Diego CA— St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) will present In Stride, the 2018 Passageways show celebrating art and self-determination at Sophie’s Gallery & Gift Shop, located at 109 Rea Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020. Sophie’s artists will showcase repurposed antique shoe forms, using found objects, glass and ceramic tiles, each with their own unique story and design. Fifteen pairs of shoes will be on display from October 5 to 31, 2018. A public reception for the artists will be held at Sophie’s Gallery on Friday, October 5, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center serves more than 400 adults with developmental disabilities through nationally recognized, innovative programs. Its mission is to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Developmental disabilities include autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other cognitive disorders for which there are no cures.

Sophie’s Gallery is an art gallery that illustrates the work of many talented individuals of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. Inside the gallery is a collection of artworks made by SMSC’s students and has a variety of creative works from jewelry, paintings, cards, etc. The gallery, which is also a gift shop, allows SMSC students to showcase their work, while also raising funds for many of the programs at SMSC.

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