Autism Services celebrates work of young artist

Posted at 11:31 PM, Mar 18, 2016

Her name is Kristin Maggio, and she's a 9-year-old with an incredible talent.

Autism Services has organized an exhibition showcasing her paintings.

The opening reception for "Kristin Maggio: Journey of a Young Artist" was held Friday evening at the Atrium 124 Gallery on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.

The 9-year-old is living with Autism and, "art is just a huge expression for her," said Kristin's mom, Susan, "and it wasn't until I saw all of the artwork together and started looking at it and realized how much emotion is in her art ... seeing it all together tonight (Friday) is really overwhelming."

Kristin's work will be on display through Friday, March 25th, by appointment only.