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Month: June 2017

A Starring Role for Disabilities

Posted in News, and Theater

What with the opening of autism-centered “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” the San Francisco Chronicle had an article on plays with disability as the central theme. The article by Steven Winn is an OK overview. Obviously, it is not going to have the kind of analysis and criticism the disability community would like, but it is not bad for a mainstream newspaper. The photo used in the print edition of the long leg braced Kevin Spacey as Richard III is particularly cringe worthy. If you follow the link you will notice the photo is not included in the online version.

Kevin Spacey as Richard III
Richard III at the Old Vic Theatre, using a cane and long leg braces
Kevin Spacey as Richard III
©Alastair Muir

http://www.sfchronicle.com/performance/article/Theater-characters-with-disabilities-can-tell-11236364.php

Art & Technology

Posted in Disabled Artist, and News

https://www.wsj.com/articles/blind-artist-and-engineering-students-team-up-to-create-a-unique-cane-1498442640

The Wall Street Journal has a long article about Sara Hendren at Olin College and her work on bringing an artistic perspective to the design of disability-related products. Amanda Cachia Gambrel, who was in the Bay Area while at California Institute of the Arts—she’s now in the San Diego/LA area, worked with them to develop a very cool collapsible lectern. Amanda is one of the top curators of disability art and is always getting involved in interesting projects. The article describes various projects that combine technology with a flair for an aesthetic sensibility.

Amanda Cachia Gambrell
Amanda Cachia Gambrell at an art gallery

You Are Enough, June 3 & 4, 2017 at SOMArts

Posted in Exhibit

Happening today: You are Enough

An exhibition of visual art that pushes against the stigma associated with Crazy. Through this work, artists leverage self-love, healing and join through collective voice towards a movement that focuses on self-knowledge and acknowledgment rather than diagnosis. Featured artists include The Lady Miss Vagina Jenkins, Tricia Jameson-Tutwiler, and Sophie Spinelle.

The opening reception will be at 1pm today, June 3, 2017 at SOMAarts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA.

Gallery hours are June 3 : 1pm-4pm and June 4 : 11am-3pm.

 

You can find the facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1739387406352990