November 11, 2016: “Happiness is…”


“Happiness Is…”

An all ages and abilities juried group art show about the joy within the child at heart. Artists investigate and explore the happiness they found as a child or within a child.

Nov 11, 2016 – Jan 15, 2017

Opening reception: November 11, 2016, 6–10 p.m.

The Millet House Gallery
440 W. 1st St. Mesa, AZ 85201

Featured artist Jo Ann Briseño
with Millet House Juried Artists

Please join the Millet House Gallery on November 11 for a very special evening that invites you to celebrate, appreciate, and include children with special needs.

The evening marks the opening of an inspiring exhibition, “Happiness Is…,” featuring drawings artist Jo Ann Briseño has been putting in her daughter’s lunchbox since she began school four years ago. These joy-filled sketches depict the magical in the ordinary and at their core encourage imagination and exploration that spark curiosity in every child. The drawings’ whimsical nature beautifully illustrates how we are all more alike than different while documenting the milestones Jo Ann’s special needs daughter reaches. Every day can be a celebration if we want it to be.

At 7:30, Amy Silverman will read from her new book, My Heart Can’t Even Believe It, a touching, heartfelt, and humorous account of her life as a mother of a child with Down Syndrome. Amy shares her evolution from self-absorbed to being more aware, more appreciative, and more accepting of others. Her story will move and amuse you.

Refreshments provided.

For more information contact

To view after Opening Night, please make an appointment with The Millet House or with our featured artist, Jo Ann Briseño,

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