About the Collection
The Frostig Collection is an ongoing series of
artworks by some of today's most compelling
and well-known artists. The Collection was created by Frostig parents
to bring a much-needed social skills program to the renowned Frostig
Center in Pasadena California. The
Frostig Center is
recognized throughout the world as a leader in both research and
the education of students with learning disabilities.
Many children with learning disabilities have
a serious social disability as well. Without intervention, these
children can become adults who have no friends or intimate relationships,
have difficulty finding jobs or work at a job that is way below their
potential, and are at risk for becoming extremely depressed and even
Through the phenomenal sales of the 2005 Collection, the Frostig
Center was able to hire a permanent Social Skills Director. With
the addition of a new collection each year, the Frostig Center continues
to spearhead its pilot program that will later be used in schools
throughout the country. Every artwork purchased leads these exceptional
children to experience happier, more fulfilling lives.
This extraordinary social skills program would not exist if not for the volunteers and Frostig staff who put in countless hours to assure its success. The Frostig Center would like to especially thank Chris Piazza of the Pour House Art Foundry for his beautiful bronze castings, Toby Michel of Angeles Press for his exquisite prints, Co-Founder Celia Piazza and the Collection’s curator Kate Stern for coordinating the art project all these years.
“What is precious in this world to most people is the
emotional richness of close, loving relationships that bring us
boundless joy, as well as sorrow, pride, frustration, and anger.
Our mates, our children, our parents, relatives, and friends are
the foundations of our emotional life, and will continue to be
so. For this reason, relationships are as important as the three
R’s... Adults with learning disabilities tell us that
the loneliness of not having friends and meaningful relationships
produces pain that is frequently far more insidious than the inability
Sally L. Smith, from “No Easy Answers,
The Learning Disabled Child at Home and at School”