Ability Connection Texas (ACT) is proud to host the Society of Hope Reception highlighting the artwork of Troy Parker on April 6, 2011 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Gremillion & Co, Fine Art Inc. in the Dallas Design District.
Troy Parker was born in 1967 with Cerebral Palsy. While his road has often been bumpy, Tory has found a passion for art, more specifically, graphic art.
Upon completion of High School in Tyler, Texas Troy began to take a series of computer graphics course at Tyler Junior College. During his coursework, he completed a piece called “Two by Two” and at the request of his instructor, he submitted the project and was selected to appear in the Tyler Junior College “Touchstone” publication. From there, his talent blossomed and Troy was encouraged to share his artwork with the public.
Parker’s award winning artwork has appeared at the Abilities Expo in Chicago, The Biblical Arts Center in Dallas, Artstreet in Greenbay, The Tyler Museum of Art in Tyler, and many other cities across America.
“I’ve had the opportunity to display my work across the nation at many different shows, art fairs and exhibits, but this is my first venture into Dallas, a cultural community so close to my home town of Tyler, TX,” Parker said. “I’m very excited to be able to present my work for such an outstanding organization like Ability Connection Texas.”
For one night only, Parker is bringing his pieces to Dallas for the Society of Hope Reception on April 6 hosted by Ability Connection Texas. Parker will be displaying 25 pieces at the event, which will also be available for purchase.
“As an organization that focuses on people’s abilities, we’re very excited to highlight Troy and his art at this special exhibit,” President and CEO of Ability Connection Texas, Bill Knudsen said. The essence of what he has been able to accomplish through his work, is the backbone of what Ability Connection Texas stands for, helping people with disabilities achieve their highest level of independence.”
Ability Connection Texas has been providing services and support to individuals with disabilities for over 58 years. Today, one in five people have a disability – which is why our services are so important. Whether advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, teaching the letters of the alphabet to a child with autism, or training an adult with a head injury to re-enter the workforce with the use of adaptive technology, ACT is the preeminent organization leading the way for people of all ages with any type of physical or intellectual disability.
Money raised from this event will help support the programs and services ACT provides to individuals with disabilities right here in North Texas.
Tickets for this event are $25 or $35 after April 4 and can be purchased online at