Autism, Art, and Music

Spectrum is an innovative and powerful exhibition featuring artist Juliette Hemingway. Hemingway finds her inspiration in music and Autism awareness. The blue images represent Autism and allow her art to be race neutral so all people can be reminded of the beauty of the world despite its challenges.

“I’m hoping my artwork will bring a little bit of joy to patrons and non-patrons alike. I also want people to be aware that autism is not a disease. It’s a way of life. I am an artist, but more important, I am a mother, who just happens to have a child with Autism. Autism is a part of my life and therefore a part of my art." 

About Juliette Hemingway
“Jazz music is a language, sometimes intimate, often boisterous, but always layered with experience and life profoundly lived. jazz is not found in websites or books or even written down in sheet music. It is the act of creating the form itself, that we truly find Jazz.”  - Unknown

Painting jazz themed works is the perfect way for me to represent the ebbs and flows of life. It allows me to convey those moments in life that all of us experience with a music that is just as universal. There is not only the theme of music, but also the blue people that is ever present in my work. My blue people represent the acknowledgement of Autism as part of my life. My only child is Autistic and it has had an enormous impact on our lives. So therefore, it is the same in my art. 

Digital isn’t a new medium, but is in the sense of creating fine artworks. But even that can be up for debate. It is a process that was has been around since the 1970s and has been used by conceptual artists in the entertainment and game industry. It is new when compared to the use of traditional mediums, such as oils and pastels, but nonetheless a valid form of creative expression. It allows me to experiment without any inhibitions. And has taken my artwork into a new level of depth and expression, I look forward to the journey

About Javari Eugene-Poet Chase
Javari Eugene-Poet Chase is a Denver based teen whose interests includes art, architecture, low-rider’s, gaming, film-making and stop motion animation. He has an innate knack for visual storytelling and depth perception. He is the typical young teen boy who likes to ride his bike, play video games, whose ever-growing appetite is bankrupting his parents, despises his chores and school and loves to play basketball and hang with his friends. 

Javari has always excelled in the arts. He is a renaissance man of sorts, whose love of arts encompasses not only the visual arts, but also film-making, architecture and animation. He has been able to teach himself how to create stop motion videos and will replicate neighborhoods in Minecraft by researching on Google maps and then recreating the homes, inside out. 

When Javari was 10 years old he was "officially" diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Deficit Disorder. In the world of Autism, this is a late diagnosis but despite this he continues to excel and prove that he is more than his diagnosis. 


Saturday, January 14, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017




Art Gallery
1616 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States