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Category: Disability Art

Blind Stitching Vis-Ability

Posted in Art, Disability Art, and Disabled Artist

Final Exhibition Tour with Artist, Claire Spector

Friday, December 20, 2019, 1-2pm

Lighthouse for the Blind
1st Floor Gallery 
1155 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Admission is free with RSVP

Large-Print Show Book & Braille Labels, Descriptions, Audio Welcome & Artist’s Statement and Lighthouse MAD Lab Tactile Art Representations are available. 
For more information and reservations, please call:  ACT-Solutions.org Collaborative Abilities DirectorClaire Spector at 707-494-6503, or email: c.spector@act-solutions.org

“Thankga” by Claire Spector
Photography: Gabriel Sakakeeny
Art, Design, Photo © 2013, Claire Spector 


2013
32 3/4” W x 56 1/4” L 
Cotton, Silk batting

Hand-pieced blocks, overall design setting, hand-piecing, blind-stitching, facing and hanging sleeve, sewn by feel


Several initial machine-pieced strips and blocks; long-arm quilting Design and Quilting: Betty Anne Guadalupe, Guadalupe Designs, Prineville, OR

WRY CRIPS—FDR Drag Show

Posted in Disability Art, Disabled Artist, Performance, and Theater

Regan Linton andM. Graham Smith
in Association with Wry Crips presentThe FDR Drag Show

An Evening of Cabaret, Performance and Adult Beverages

Performed by Regan LintonMichaela GoldhaberMarie JenkinsAfi Tiombe KambonCiara Lovelace, and Patty Overland

September 27–29, 2019

The Costume Shop Theater


This interactive, historical drag dramedy created by Regan Linton and M. Graham Smith utilizes non-traditional representations of identity—including gender, race, and physicality—to turn the conventional understanding of disability on its head. Focusing on a Roosevelt cocktail hour (Roosevelt-termed “children’s hour”), it will bring the audience in an intimate nightclub setting face-to-face with the visceral, vibrant realities of crippledom and leadership.

Think one hour with strangers who become friends, exploring cocktails and braces, swimming pools and hand jobs, New Deals and marital dances.

As part of the evening, Berkeley’s Wry Crips Disabled Women’s Theatre Group will present a short play Wry Crips Occupy! telling the story of the women who organized the 504 Sit-in and occupation of the federal building in San Francisco for 24 days until they pressured Washington to enact Section 504 the first civil rights legislation for people with disabilities.

Estimated Runtime
80 minutes with no intermission

sliding scale for tickets $15-$45

tickets available: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4328104

Please refrain from using scented products.

Wry Crips Occupy is supported by a CASH grant from Theatre Bay Area and by DREDF

Hope to see you there.

Alice Sheppard Dance Comes to the Bay Area

Posted in Art, Dance, Disability Art, Disabled Artist, Museums, News, Performance, and Theater

The San Francisco Chronicle had an extensive article about wheelchair user Alice Sheppard. The article announced Sheppard has been selected as a United States Artists 2019 Fellow and her newest dance performance Pas De Deux: Robots as Our Partners is at the Exploratorium, Thursday, May 16, 8:30 pm, and Saturday, May 18, 1:00 pm.

Alice Sheppard
Alice Sheppard smiling and wearing work gloves.