Story by Taylor Burnette
In the heart of Athens, Ohio sits an art studio full of creativity, love and acceptance.
Passion Works Studio was founded in 1998 after a string of grants from the Ohio Arts Council, working towards providing a creative space for artists with developmental differences. The focus of Passion Works, Patty Mitchell, the executive director and founder, said is to create a collaborative and creative environment for the artists to work in.
“Our focus is to work through the art content, ideas, passions and interests, of our core group of artists,” Mitchell said.
Passion Works also has a product line to provide employment for people with developmental differences while providing enriching, meaningful work. Passion Works’ signature product, the passion flower, made from upcycled metal and hand painted by Passion Works…