Art Exhibit to Showcase New Face of Disability


Laura Dahill

Director of Marketing & Communications



Portraits to appear in forthcoming book, Dreams Without Limits, with foreword by Gov. Kate Brown  


Springfield, Ore. — March 5, 2019 — The Arc Lane County will host an Art Exhibit & Reception showcasing the latest work of local photographer Jon Christopher Meyers on Fri., March 8 at the Twin Rivers Training Center, located at 505 S. A St.


The exhibit will feature portraits of children, youth and adults living in Lane County who experience disability and their dreams for the future.


“Meyers’ portraits beautifully capture the smiles of children, the love between families, the determination of teens and the pride of adults who are employed right here in Lane County,” says Angela Phinney, assistant executive director for The Arc Lane County. “His photography conveys powerful stories of strength, determination, hope and love.”


Meyers’ portraits will be featured in the soon-to-be-published book entitled, Dreams Without Limits – Changing Perceptions about People with Disabilities. Governor Kate Brown has written the foreword for the book, and the cover of the book will be unveiled at the art exhibit.


Meyers and some of the individuals featured in the photos will be on site and available for interviews.


The art exhibit is part of the City of Springfield’s Second Friday Art Walk. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and will have five scheduled stops. The art walk schedule is as follows:


Emerald Art Center (500 Main Street) 5:30 – 5:50 p.m.

The Arc Lane County (505 S. A Street) 7:00 – 7:20 p.m.

Springfield Museum (590 Main Street) 6:00 – 6:20 p.m.

Haven (349 Main Street) 7:30 – 7:50 p.m.

Memento Ink (525 Main Street) 6:30 – 6:50 p.m.


All designated art locations will remain open until 8 p.m.


The Arc Lane County, a grassroots nonprofit, provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families living in Lane County. The mission of The Arc is to advocate to enhance the dignity, expand the opportunities, and protect the rights of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc envisions a world in which all persons have the support they need for personal development, independence, and interdependence with family and friends, and inclusion in the community. Learn more about The Arc Lane County at