Sunrise Artists Honored By President Obama

By Sunrise Group on January 17, 2017

Last week, an honor that was, literally, "years in the making" surprised a team of local artists. Members included Albert, Victor, Maximo, Danyell, Camille, Robert, Kyle, Pascale, Terese and Jose who receive services at the Doral Adult Day Program.

President Obama formally recognized a 2014 creation that required five months of diligent and tedious work by each of the artists. The result was a unique rendition of the American Flag utilizing tissue paper, that was carefully rolled by individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities, as the medium. The 30" x 47" work of art was presented to President Obama in late 2016 by Florida Senator Dwight Bullard (D-39.)

The artists are very proud of their creative work and equally as proud of the work that President Obama has done to protect and expand the rights of people with disabilities.