On display now on the 4th Floor Gallery at the Hjemkomst Center, Arts Access for All and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County have put together an accessible show featuring the works of artists living with disabilities.
“Artist. First” is a new local exhibition from local arts accessibility advocates Arts Access for All. The exhibition took shape in an effort to provide local artist with disabilities a forum to demonstrate their talents and the result is a wonderful showcase of eleven local artist working in a variety of media including oils, acrylics, tapestries, charcoal, photography and poetry.
Produced by Sherry Shirek, Arts Access for All with support from Lakes Region Arts Council and the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County. Guest Jurors include Tania Blanich, Sandy Thompson.
Guest Curator is Cheryl Bannes, Program Director of the New York mills Cultural Center.
Art connects all humans no matter what their abilities are, where they live, how they live, economic status, or personal beliefs. We all share this earth, breathe the same air, and share the human experience. We support our fellow artists as they put a small part of themselves in the work they produce. Being able to participate in this show provides a sense of community, hope and support.
“Artist First” Is a celebration of art and expression produced by artists who are frequently underrepresented and are often overlooked.
We captured some photos of the colorful, introspective and meditative work featured at the show.
Free admission for this group event for people with print disabilities and/or blindness low vision. Come and support the artwork created by our blind and low vision friends Jesse Shirek and Denis Register. Select few pieces will have audio descriptions played out loud from a speaker so everyone can tour together.
Guests free to browse the gallery. The recorded audio description can be found on our website gallery which you can link to from the front page of www.artsafa.org Large print and Braille is available.
Tours will meet in the front lobby at the Hjemkomst Center at 1:15 pm Artist First is located on the 4th floor gallery
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This project was made possible in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council, made available through a Minnesota state legislative appropriation.
For more information about accessibility at the Hjemkomst Center, visit hcscconline.org.