Adults with disabilities rock the Fox Lane High School auditorium at annual talent show
About 60 adults with disabilities rocked the auditorium at Fox Lane High School for its annual Hidden Treasures Art and Talent Show.
Hidden Treasures is an educational program for local adults with disabilities. The classes are meant to bring out their creativity and passion.
Some of the artists and performers say the show is great for their self-esteem and helps them socially.
"Sometimes they're quick to think we don't have any skill or talent, but they don't realize that in each one of us deep down inside there's a talent," says performer Anthony Johnston.
Sharon Sinnott, who runs the Hidden Treasures program, has a daughter who took part in the show. Sinnott says she's gained as much as her daughter has through the program.
"I was just a parent coming and dropping off my kid, hanging out. Now it's a part of my life," says Sinnott. "I live and breathe Hidden Treasures. I don't know how that happened but I'm really happy for it."
The artwork and sculptures that were on display at the show were up for sale. The artist gets a 50% cut of what is sold.
The show has taken place every year since the program's inception in 1998.