Live Brilliantly!!

Candeo's 2nd Annual Art of Independence - September 18

Please join us for Candeo's 2nd Annual Art of Independence.
Proceeds will be used to support individuals with disabilities through Candeo's mission -

To inspire our clients to achieve their personal goals.

The celebration will focus on the arts – just as art is unique to each person, so is independence.
The evening will showcase regional and emerging artists with art demonstrations
and art pieces for purchase.

Click here for more information. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

2014 Featured Artist

James Anthony Bearden James01






James02Featured Art Piece – Lunar Bloom Series

"Intentional controlled construction. Brutal, fused, corroded, natural chaos bring forth tortured figural beings. Earth takes back the sculpture."

Listed abstract artist,  James Anthony Bearden, has been creating sculpture full time since 2007. His work is based on the figure and the figure in motion. James works in series, Voids, Terrain, Cathedral, Assemblage  and Lunar Blooms. James' work can be found in prominent private, corporate and municipal collections. James welcomes commissioned work.


B Modern Studio has 2,000 square feet of working space and the luxury of a store front in Des Moines, Iowa's Western Gateway. Open to the public Most Friday evenings and weekends.  Appointments preferred.




2013 artist  William Butler 


Learning to live brilliantly…it’s our client’s dream, our staff’s passion, and our donors’ desire for others. It’s a singular aspiration that drives our actions and defines our mission.

When we work together, Iowans with disabilities learn to achieve their personal goals, attain life skills, identify self-worth and are ignited to live brilliantly.

We encourage you to tour our site to understand the stories that demonstrate our goals and our successes and share our joy!
We are proud to have been voted one of the Top 100 employers in Iowa by our employees for 2012, 2013, and 2014.