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Bryan Wells shines at Tulare County Fair
For the second time in four years, Bryan Wells has received the “Best of Show” ribbon for his artwork submitted to the Tulare County Fair.
His original rendition of the character Superman earned him this highest of honors.
Wells attends the Porterville Sheltered Workshop’s Adult Service Center; where participants have the opportunity to submit their creative items of handiwork to the Fair. In addition to Wells’ achievement, 87 other clients from the Porterville Sheltered Workshop earned 166 First Place Ribbons and 27 Second Place Ribbons for their original and imaginative artwork.
Although the clients that attend the Porterville Sheltered Workshop’s Adult Service Center may have some sort of disability; it does not affect their creativity. Some of the items created by these individuals include: Paintings, plastic canvas, stitchery, and beading jewelry. All of the articles are original and completed by the clients themselves.
The Adult Service Center is only one of many programs offered at the Porterville Sheltered Workshop. Its purpose is to provide programs to assist the mentally and physically disabled in effectively dealing with habilitation challenges in the areas of vocational, basic educational, social, independent living and/or recreation needs.