Trent Altman’s Updates

Trent and Temple GrandinTrent with Temple Grandin. Trent was the featured artist at Future Horizon Conference in Louisville KY on August 8, 2013 where he first met Temple. During her presentation Trent appeared captivated, listening closely.

 

Trent painting at Bayly Shop augu

 

Trent painted in public at the S. Bayly Boutique outdoors, July 26, 2013

 

Trent with MAAPS Staff

Trent was the featured artist at MAAPS, a fundraiser for the organization. It was held in the beautiful Cedar Lake, Indiana.  Below is one of Trent’s pieces donated by Trent Altmandonated piece for MAAPS

 

Trent was featured artist at Autism One 2013, Brilliance of Autism Art Exhibit. See Video tab on this web site. Trent being interviewed on  Fox Chicago Interview.

 

January 31, 2013 Valentines Art Print Sale, by Artist Trent Altman https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.491853354189422.102411.294029840638442&type=1 #valentines #autism  #artist

Januray 31, 2013– Trent has a documentary produced by KET

Lucille Sharp/Crittenden-Our Town/Northern Kentucky Fort Towns/Trent Altman | Kentucky Life | KET Video »

Blog on Genius of Autism Event

On October 22, 2012 in NYC, the McCarton Foundation highlighted and honored 14 autism artists from around the world. It was a privilege that Trent Altman, my son, was one of the artists chosen to exhibit his paintings at the event. Their diverse talents included singers, dancers, musicians, painters and animators. They traveled from around the globe and their ages ranged from 6 to 36. According to Dr. McCarton, “Their gifts lie in their difference, that it is not in spite of, but because they are on the autistic spectrum that they’ve been able to achieve the extraordinary.”

In the presence of all that talent, I felt admiration and a sense of beauty. That evening created a sense of awe for me.

Dr. Martin Seligman tells us the only way to achieve your potential is through one’s strengths. Deci and Ryan suggest that a person’s personal determination is strengthened through developing one’s interests. By applying both in combination, a person can be lifted out of a rut, to full involvement in developing individual talents and interests. I have seen this in my work with young adults with autism.

The evening was one of extremes for Trent. Numerous people approached Trent to express their compliments and appreciation for his artwork, and additionally asked him to pose for photos. The combination of people’s verbal admiration, the loud speaker system for the performers, and an inability to escape the sensory overload, Trent withdrew to the bathroom or hallway. The evening was difficult for him.

However, Trent surprised us. After a video of 50 images of Trent’s art was shown and set to beautify orchestra music, Dr. Richard Besser, EMCEE for the event and ABC Chief Health and Medical Editor asked Trent to come up on stage to be recognized. Trent walked to the stage and gave two bows, regardless of the loud hand clapping and standing ovations. It was so emotional to see his courage.

At the end of the program Trent was asked to join all the artists to sing ‘Its a Wonderful World’. He refused adamantly and asked us to take him back to the hotel. As the artists began to sing, we respected his choice. Then someone said to Trent, “You belong up there with all the other artists.” Without encouragement, he walked bravely to the stage and stood in dead center in front of the line of artists and began singing and rocking to the beat as if he were a solo artist with back up singers. He sang his heart out to ‘It’s A Wonderful World’.

So many lessons I continue to learn about his growth and others who have autism. Exposure to settings, experiences to use strengths and interests, regardless of failed or successful outcomes, can beautifully transcend a person with autism. I learned to believe in the good of it all and let go of the outcome.

This is how I see it: the secret of autism success lies in the act of participation or performing which is tied between the person and the event. The person makes the event and the event the person. We may never know the powerful impact in the act of performing, hearing compliments by others, and feeling of admiration that can bring to one’s emotional self awareness. Trent participated victoriously and rose above his challenges of sensory overload, and all the 14 artists from around the world triumphed in performing their unique gifts and talents.

I think Kris Kristopherson said it best, “Doing what you love to do and doing it with your spirit and your heart–that’s as good as it gets.”

Thank you Dr. McCarton for offering an amazing venue for talented artists with autism to shine through their gifts.

Jacquelyn M. Marquette Ph.D.
www.drjackiemarquette.com
Jackie@drjackiemarquette.com
502.417.6063
www.Trentsstudio.com (to see Trent’s Artwork)

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TRENT’S STUDIO NEWSLETTER
DATE: October 11, 2012

1) Trent is being honored in NYC

2) How does Trent Paint?
3) See Trent’s Newest Paintings
4) Follow Trent on FB.

5) Thank you Kentucky Arts Council awarding Trent Altman a Grant

6) Thank you to Trent’s Fans

7) A Personal Note
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1) Trent is being honored in NYC

Thank you for your interest in Trent’s artwork and his shows. Lately, all of us who support Trent’s painting and making preparations for shows and exhibitions have been working diligently. We want to keep Trent’s fans updated on what he is doing.

Trent has been chosen with other artists to be honored at the Genius of Autism Event in NYC on October 22, 2012, sponsored by the McCarton Foundation. We are so proud of Trent for this significant life accomplishment.

The McCarton Foundation’s annual Genius of Autism event is part concert, part art exhibition, and fully inspirational.
It is an opportunity to celebrate the incredible ability that exists within young people on the autistic spectrum. From singers and dancers to painters and animators, we’ve selected 14 autistic artists from around the globe whose remarkable accomplishments inspire us. To read about the other honorees go to: http://mccartonfoundation.org/genius/genius-honorees/
In addition to the talented Honorees the host for the evening with be ABC News’s Chief Health and Medical editor, Dr. Richard Besser and will feature special guest appearances by: 3 time Grammy award winning artist Steve Earle, Acclaim Award Winning Broadway Diva Julia Murney, MAC Award Winning Vocalist Karen Oberlin and Galaxie Rising Stars Award Winning Violinist Judy Kang!!
The 2012 Genius of Autism will be held Monday, October 22, 2012 at the historic Edison Ballroom at 240 West 47th Street (between 8th Avenue and Broadway). The VIP Cocktail & Hors D’oeuvre Reception (for VIP ticket holders and sponsors) will begin at 6:00 PM, and the Genius of Autism Concert will begin at 8:00 PM.
2) How does Trent Paint?
Many people have asked me how Trent paints. Explaining is not as powerful as seeing for yourself. To see Trent doing what he loves most, painting, (Rachel Platt’s segment).

https://trentsstudio.com/trentscart/photos

3) See Trent’s Newest Paintings

You can see Trent’s newest artwork on his web site. Go to www.trentsstudio.com and scroll down to paintings and click. The first few pages are his newest pieces. We are offering 40% off the listed price. All you have to do is call and inquire, make arrangement for payment. We accept all credit cards and pay pal. Call Jackie Marquette 502.417.6063.

4) Follow Trent on FB.

We will be posting pictures of the Genius of Autism Event in NYC. Go to
Trent Altman Studio and ‘like’ his page.

5) Thank you Kentucky Arts Council awarding Trent Altman a Grant
We want highlight the KAC because of their support Trent was able to go to the United Nations Award Event last spring.

The Kentucky Arts Council is the state government agency responsible for developing and promoting support for the arts in Kentucky. As the state’s arts agency, we create opportunities for people to find value in the arts, participate in the arts and benefit from the arts through programs, grants and services.

6) Thank you to Trent’s Fans

Thank you for your interest in Trent’s artwork and his shows.

7) A Personal Note: The arts: painting, drawing, dancing, playing an instrument, etc. has tremendous impact on fulfilling the lives of people with ASD. I see it personally with Trent and in my work with families and their sons and daughters.

These quotes have special meaning in understanding a little more about artists who have autism.

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”
Edward Hopper

“Color is one of the great things in the world that makes life worth living to me and as I have come to think of painting it is my effort to create an equivalent with paint color for the world – life as I see it.” Georgia O’Keefe

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
Edgar Degas

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written by Jackie M. Marquette Ph.D., Trent Altman’s mom
www. Trentsstudio.com 502.417.6063

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TRENT’S STUDIO NEWSLETTER
DATE: April 17, 2012

Thank you to Trent’s Art Fans

1) Trent at the United Nations

2) Strokes of Genius Art show

3) Thank you Kentucky Arts Council awarding Trent Altman a Grant

4) Thank you to all of Trent’s Art Fans!

5) Trent’s Upcoming Art Show Goes Fashion

6) A Personal Note

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1) Trent at the United Nations

Trent had a fabulous experience in NYC. It was amazing for all of us to be part of the United Nations to hear the message of hope for children with ASD, their families, and people of all ages with autism on a global level. Trent was awesome and appeared to understand that his part was significant to World Autism Awareness Day.  to see photos of Trent receiving acknowledgement for his art go to  https://trentsstudio.com/trentscart/photos

2) Strokes of Genius Art show

Trent participated in a Strokes of Genius Art (SOG) art show and sold three paintings a a Globe Trophy for his UN Stamp. Thank you Dr. Rosa Martinez executive director of SOG. To See Photos go to https://trentsstudio.com/trentscart/photos

This Strokes of Genius was the Second Benefit to celebrate extraordinary artists and their families. The art exhibition and reception were in support of the Strokes of Genius mission to empower individuals with ASD and to “Train The Talent℠.

This event is made possible through the support of the McCarton School for Autism, the McCarton Center for Developmental Pediatrics, Stuart Flaum – Special Needs Family Planning, and The National Autism Association – Metro Chapter. For more information about Strokes of Genius go to http://www.rcmautismnotebook.com

3) Thank you Kentucky Arts Council awarding Trent Altman a Grant

We want highlight the KAC because their support made it possible for Trent to go to NYC for the UN event.

ThepastedGraphic.pdf Kentucky Arts Council is the state government agency responsible for developing and promoting support for the arts in Kentucky. As the state’s arts agency, we create opportunities for people to find value in the arts, participate in the arts and benefit from the arts through programs, grants and services.

4) Thank you to all of Trent’s Art Fans!

We appreciate your purchase of Trent’s original paintings, prints, UN posters, donating money or helping in your own way. Each purchase made a positive difference.

5) Trent’s Upcoming Art Show Goes Fashion

Trent was invited to exhibit and sell his paintings for at a Black Tie Launch Party Gala where a portion of sales will go to Booker Autism Foundation fundraiser.

When: April 26, 2012

Where:  Hotel Louisville Grand Ballroom 120 W. Broadway  Louisville, KY

Hors D’oeuvres, Guest Speakers, Music.  Celebrating the 2nd year of Derby City Fashion Week

For more info go to:

http://www.louisville.com/louisville-events/black-tie-gala-launch-party

6) A Personal Note:  The arts: painting, drawing, dancing, playing an instrument, etc. has tremendous impact on fulfilling the lives of people with ASD. I see it personally with Trent and in my work with families and their sons and daughters.

These two quotes have special meaning in understanding artists with ASD:

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”

Edward Hopper

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

Edgar Degas

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written by Jackie M. Marquette Ph.D., Trent Altman’s mom

www. Trentsstudio.com     502.417.6063

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What: BLACK TIE GALA

Trent was invited to exhibit and sell his paintings for at a Black Tie Launch Party Gala where a portion of sales will go to Booker Autism Foundation fundraiser.

When: April 26, 2012

Where:  Hotel Louisville Grand Ballroom 120 W. Broadway  Louisville, KY

Hors D’oeuvres, Guest Speakers, Music.  Celebrating the 2nd year of Derby City Fashion Week

PRESS RELEASE  February 14, 2012

KY Artist Wins United Nations Award

On January 24, 2012, the United Nations announced the winning artists for the Autism Awareness Stamp, 2012. To see the announcement go to http://unstamps.un.org/doc/Announcement/Autism.pdf

Trent Altman from Louisville, KY was one of eight artists from around the world whose work was chosen for the stamp. Altman’s winning design is titled ‘An Abstract Garden II’. A series of postage stamps by the United Nations Postal Administration will be launched starting on April 2 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.

The stamps will be available at U.N. offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna. Rorie Katz, creative director for the U.N. Postal Administration, said they expect to print 1 million stamps.

Altman and the other artists are invited to a ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York, on April 3, 2012. The UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-Moon will dedicate the Autism Awareness stamps at the Autism Speaks Panel discussion with a reception to follow.

On April 2, Dr. Rosa Martinez, President of Strokes of Genius and supported by the McCarton Foundation, will host an art exhibition to honor Altman at the United Nations Plaza from 5-8 PM. For more information about Strokes of Genius go to http://www.rcmautismnotebook.com

Artists must provide their own funding to get to NY for these honorable UN events. To help cover Altman’s expenses for the trip, commemorative posters with his award winning image, ‘An Abstract Garden II’ are available for $12.00 each on his website, www.trentsstudio.com.  Each commemorative poster will be personally signed by Altman.

In addition, a commemorative poster signing event will be held March 10 from noon-2 PM at J. Higgins Art Gallery in the Westport Village in Louisville. Altman’s paintings will also be exhibited.

Trent paints in his art studio at Smalltown Gallery, Brooks Ky. Artist Dennis Shaffner, fabric artist, painter, and teacher is Altman’s art mentor and Lori Montgomery, art facilitator.

To purchase Altman’s paintings or commemorative UN posters, go to www.trentsstudio.com

Trent’s Studio

Contact: Jackie M. Marquette
Cell: 502.417.6063

Email: trentsstudio@aol.com

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January 25, 2012

HEY TRENT!!! What an Amazing Honor, Your Painting on the Autism Awareness Stamp, 2012—- and the announcement made on your birthday too.  Happy Birthday son.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 12, 2012

With supports and exposure to pursue  interests, we discovered Trent’s awesome talent and he discovered his joy.  To see published  photos of Trent Altman at work in his studio go to this link.

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=B2&Date=20110509&Category=ZONE08&ArtNo=305090082&Ref=PH

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janurary 6, 2012 Trent’s Studio exhibited ‘White Energy today Dr. Julie on Your Beautiful Mindful Life.  Thank you Dr. Julie for your interest in Trent’s art.

I love this story of one of our FIRST FRIDAY ARTIST FRIENDS, Trent Altman! Go check out his page and “Like” it if you feel resonant. Here’s a great reason to SUPPORT THE ARTS! Thanks, @Jackie M. Marquette!  https://www.facebook.com/Dr.JulieonYourBeautifulMindfulLife?ref=ts