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disability art

Photographer focuses on empowered disability presence

by (katelewisceramics)

Submitted 04-22-2015 under NEWS

Tom Olin returns to Grand Rapids after over 30 years of documenting the disability rights movement. "ACCESS IS A CIVIL RIGHT: The Photography of Tom Olin" is an exhibition at Calvin’s (106) Gallery and Studio on South Division Avenue...

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DisArt packs house with runway fashion show celebrating accessible clothing

by (MaddieForshee)

Submitted 04-20-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The DisArt Festival aims to bring people together through different modes of art to further the discussion about disability and community. One such way the Festival is doing so is through fashion.  On Friday, the DisArt Festival hosted two...

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Art of the Lived Experiment exhibition opens April 10

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

As a part of DisArt, the Urban Institue of Contemporary Arts (UICA) is organizing an exhibit called "Art of the Lived Experiment." Originally a part of DadaFest in Liverpool, England and curated by ...

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Disability 101 (part 4): Disability as art

by (DisArt)

Submitted 04-07-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

It’s all about cookies. My 6-year-old son and I are home alone, Mom is at work, and the child desperately wants a cookie. Said cookie is on the third shelf of a cabinet that neither he nor I can reach on our own. But working together, we have...

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DisArt leaders prepare reporters, videographers to help tell story of upcoming disability art festival

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

In preparation for our coverage of the DisArt Festival, we brought in some folks from DisArt and Disability Advocates of Kent County to get our Rapidian and GRTV volunteers ready to report on disability with respect and education. The evening's...

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New festival to introduce area to disability art; works to build access, understanding

by (Holly)

Submitted 12-16-2014 under NEWS

The DisArt Festival officially announced its plans for a disability art festival housed at multiple locations last week, at the home of one of its main partners, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA). The festival, which will run from April 10...

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