The arts are important to any community, but especially to the disability community. We will have arts of every kind – dance, poetry, mural making, films. Events will be interactive, performance, and/or theory. Geared to the young (at heart) to the seasoned professional.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2PM
Petra Kuppers, author of Gut Botany: using performance and poetry as disability culture methods. In this hour-long session, Petra will introduce viewers to her creative practice as a disability culture artist and a poet. Enjoy listening to a few poems from Gut Botany, a Made in Michigan poetry book from Wayne State University (2020 https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/gut-bota)August
Tuesday, August 4th, 2 PM
Daniel Cascardo’s approach to art is to interpret life in a very positive and thought provoking manner through the use of uninhibited brush strokes, bright colors, patterns, symbols and various forms of nature, including fantastic birds and fish, that let your imagination soar. He will introduce to you his mural art, his method, and begin a project with you.
Plan to download a section of an art piece (not the one above) to color in as you choose. Create one together as a family or do multiples on your own. Everyone welcome.
Send your finished work back by August 6th via email They will be combined with others to make a mural. A big reveal will take place on August 11th.
Tuesday, August 11, 2PM
The big reveal! What did the work of many become when put together.
Tuesday, August 18, 2PM
Jill Vyn and Chris Smit, DisArt