Trent’s Newsletter (October 2012)

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

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:
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).

Photos and Videos

3) See Trent’s Newest Paintings

You can see Trent’s newest artwork on his web site. Go to 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 Sunflower Maids, 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

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

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