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Opening Reception for “Empowered Expression: Giving Dimension to Disabled Voices”
January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Arc Gateway is proud to partner with the Pensacola Museum of Art to present a collection of artwork created by the agency’s program participants, all of whom are adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It will be on display at the museum Friday, Jan. 13 – Thursday, Feb. 23. Please join us for a special reception Friday, Jan. 20.
The exhibit, titled “Empowering Expression: Giving Dimension to Disabled Voices,” aims to highlight the many talents and abilities our clients possess, thereby challenging the flat, one-dimensional depiction of those with disabilities as being defined primarily by limitations.
Instead, through the display of their original pieces, we want to help shape the perspective about those we serve, and provide a clearer picture of who they are as creative, productive and contributing members of our larger, inclusive community. These multi-dimensional artists bring unique experiences to their works and through them, expand others’ understanding of their viewpoints and voices.
This exhibit is extremely timely and relevant in light of the broader conversations that have happened in recent years with regard to representation, inclusion and accessibility within the art world.