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The Accessible Design Art Gallery showcases the work of well-known disabled artists within the Southern California Community. Currently, the gallery features paintings by Ann Ruth and embossed pieces by Miguel Gaytan.
Ann Ruth, injured in a gymnastics accident at age 5 (with the same injury as Christopher Reeve), has accomplished more than most people. Ann graduated from USC and is currently finishing her MBA at Pepperdine University. She owns a computer consulting firm, is a commercial artist, and is President of the Ann Ruth Company with her own line of stationery, greeting cards, postcards, and posters. She also serves as a public relations community spokesperson.
Ann received the 1996 National Shield Award from the Delta Gamma Sorority, and is a current member of the South Bay Delta Gammas. In 1994, she was the youngest recipient ever of the Governors Trophy, and was nominated for the President’s Award (highest award in the United States).
Ann serves on the Board of Directors of the Blind Children’s Center, the Board of Governors of the Fulfillment Fund of Los Angeles and is a member of the Los Amigos Research and Education Institute. Ann carried the Olympic torch in 1984. Her hobbies include skydiving and hang-gliding.
Scroll down to see works from the Accessible Design Art Gallery
(all works are currently available for purchase)
24 x 28
18 x 22
26 x 30
Silver/Gold Wood Frame
34 x 44
Green Wood Frame
23 x 27
Miguel Gaytan, was born in Mexico City, the second of nine children. He had a normal childhood, but when he was 16 he was accidentally shot and became a paraplegic.
In 1990, he came to the United States in search of a better life. Two years later, he became a patient at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Almost immediately, he began to learn how to better cope with his physical and emotional challenges. Rancho taught him how to build a bridge to a more independent life.
He learned to do embossing, such as the pieces below, and has found great joy in his art. He also found love. In 1996, he was married to the love of his life, Gloria, and moved to Phoenix in 1998. Thanks to Rancho Los Amigos, he continued to search for new horizons as he strives to reach his dreams.