Clausen House Show Opens at FBCA

A unique show of mixed media work by clients of Oakland’s Clausen House are now on display in the Signature Gallery of the Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA). The show continues through March 2. Founded in 1967, Clausen House aims to help adults with developmental disabilities gain competency, develop relationships and join the community with increasing command over their own lives. The organization builds life skills through art, nutrition, health, money management and information technology classes. Art is an important component of the adult education program at Clausen House. Through the partnership with FBCA, Clausen exhibits its clients’ works. The show’s goal is to challenge participants intellectually and stimulate their creativity by encouraging them to express themselves artistically. The show is also an opportunity for the artists to sell their work. Clausen House’s adult education center is located at 650 Grand Ave. in Oakland, near the Grand Lake Theater. Learn more at FBCA is a non-profit arts organziation that aims to nurture creativity in fine arts, crafts, literary, and musical arts from their location at 1601 Paru St. To find out more, visit