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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DisArt Stories Matter: Mother Gillian Young explains benefits of compression design

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. This story was...

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DisArt to explore art with families Sunday

by (deeMiner_b)

Submitted 04-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

DisArt will be hosting a free Family Fest this Sunday, April 19 with Arts In Motion and Artist Creating Together. The festival well be held at Celebration Cinema North (Beltline and Knapp) in the Wave Room from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. with the sensory...

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Accessibility Theater: "Art of the Lived Experiment" at UICA

by (ElenaGlynis)

Submitted 04-17-2015 under OPINION

When I heard about "Art of the Lived Experiment", the feature exhibit of the DisArt festival, I was curious as to how the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) would adapt the exhibit- originally shown at Liverpool's DaDa...

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Catalyst Radio: DisArt Festival takes over downtown, with nation's largest disability arts event

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW  In this episode of Catalyst Radio we highlight the inaugural DisArt Festival that begins today, April 10, in downtown Grand Rapids.  As the...

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Disability: Dialogue on a unique way of living

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

“Disability is not an inherent struggle, but rather, Disability is an art; it’s a unique way of living,” says Dr. Chris Smit, paraphrasing a quote from Neil Marcus. “This definition goes against every definition of Disability...

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DisArt Festival @The Fed

by (Fed Galleries @KCAD)

Submitted 04-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Here at the Fed Galleries we are excited about all the events and activities scheduled over the next two weeks for DisArt Festival 2015. As an educational institution we strive to support artists and artwork that create new experiences that...

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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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New app debuts for DisArt Festival

by (KCAD)

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

"Access UICA" is about inclusivity. The decision to create a Urban Institure of Contemporary Arts app for DisArt’s centerpiece show, "Art of the Lived Experiment", was born out of research centered around the notion of...

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