What is a hero?  A hero can be anyone regardless of ability. A hero is someone who is selfless and has a goal. 

DAY OF ARTS FOR ALL BLOGPOST 2: THE ARTS COUNCIL OF WESTERVILLE

After interviewing some of the artists for the 90-Minute Art Challenge, I worked my way over to the Arts Council of Westerville's table where I was introduced to Linda Wilkins, their President, who said their organization encourages participation in and appreciation of the arts in the Westerville area, and have done so for 23 years. “We welcome everyone!” she said. At their table I made a watercolor postcard with marker and salt to give it what she called a speckled effect. People seemed to enjoy this activity. I know I did.

A First Look Back at Day of Arts for All 2019

This was it! The big day when everyone came together to celebrate artists with disabilities, the 11th annual Day of Arts for All. I was no stranger to the excitement myself, having been on both sides of the event (Both as an artist in 2014 and this year as social media manager.) So, the first thing I wanted to do was check out a new event: The 90-Minute Art Challenge, to see how every artist was adapting to the challenge.

ADVICE TO EMERGING ARTISTS:

            My advice to emerging artists in the disability community is to keep learning from everyone you can. I've always said that disabilities should be treated as lived experiences, not just medical conditions. I'm always a little amazed when someone asks me if I've ever wished I could walk. My answer is no, but I was born with cerebral palsy. I can only expand my perspective by working with other people. Otherwise, it's just like asking me if I've ever thought about levitating. It's a nice thought, but not practical to my perspective.

Big news, everyone!

When I started working with VSA Ohio in 2011, I entered as an artist in the Accessible Expressions Ohio Exhibit. From there, I was a guest blogger on Arts and Events for VSAO. Now, it’s my honor to be an admin on VSA Ohio social media. I’ll be posting events, keeping everyone updated on the latest in the disability/arts community, and creating some original content.

Event Date(s): March 30, 2019 - 11:00
90 minute art making challenge
Call for Artists

 

90 minute art collage with images of pencils, beads, etching, and a camera


WHAT

- How do you make your art?
- How many steps are there?
- How long does it take? 9 hours, 9 days, or 9 weeks?
- What can you make in 90 minutes?
- How would you adapt your style?

Registration is NOW OPEN for ACT : Accessible Creativity Transforms Dis/Ability Conference + Festival (ACT) on September 27 and 28, 2018 at the historic Lincoln Theatre and Jazz Arts Group spaces, located at 769 E. Long St. Columbus, Ohio 43203.

ACT : Accessible Creativity Transforms
Dis/Ability Conference + Festival
September 27 and 28, 2018

Continuing Education Units Available

CEU Provider Status As of July 19, 2018

No additional cost beyond registration fees.

- Thursday Registration is 6.5 hours
- Friday Registration is 5.5 hours.
- Attendees should note CEU's requested during the registration process
- Signed letters will be provided upon daily completion.
- All attendees receive certificate of attendance for their reference.

Approved:

We’re putting together a soundtrack for the ACT Dis/Ability Conference + Festival with your Songs + Sounds!

This is a great promotional and participation opportunity. Chosen audio will be played in full or as a clip during breaks, receptions, lead in’s and lead out’s for presenters, etc. The soundtrack and artists will also be
• listed in the event program;
• listed on the conference website and promoted on social media;
• added to a SoundCloud playlist for public access after the event; and
• receive one (1) free pass to one (1) day of the conference.

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