Artist Featured in Disability Truth Magazine to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

Santa Barbara Art Works' artist, Charles "Chuck" Lewis Jefferson, has been recognized for both his artwork and poetry recently featured in Disability Truth magazine. In the summer of 2020, a group of grassroots disability advocates on California’s Central Coast came together to produce an open mic event to mark the 30th Anniversary of the ADA, titled Disability Truth. The magazine followed this event where viewers will find words and art from people with disabilities and their allies, all expressing their truth.

About the Artist

Chuck was born and raised in Port Hueneme, California. His Mom has been his inspiration all his life and taught him to always have the right attitude. His poetry is inspired by a girl from his past and develops his work from personal life experiences, observations, and accomplishments.


Chuck has difficulty stabilizing his paintbrushes and other tools during the creative process. By utilizing adaptive art techniques, his art instructors have adapted to Chuck’s abilities and accomplished applying his poems to canvas. His artwork includes stencil work, layers of paint, and sometimes he paints directly on the canvas with his fingers to create a variety of textures.



For a copy of the current Disability Truth magazine, please contact Jake Lesner, magazine coordinator, at jakeoaktown@gmail.com Copies are $5

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