The Santa Monica Disabilities Commission is currently seeking 2-dimensional art work (drawing, painting and printed work) created by people who have mental illness for a group exhibit during Mental Health Awareness Month (May). The art will be on display at the Main Santa Monica Public Library for 2 weeks during the month of May, and will accompany books and information that would help bring awareness and educate the public about mental health.
Category: Disability Art
With December and the New Year drawing near and Kislev off to a good start, the season of gift guides is now upon us. Like many marginalized groups, the disability community has started to publish more and more gift guides showcasing products from artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs with disabilities.
Now in it’s fourth year, Emily Ladau’s Original Disability Holiday Gift Guide highlights a variety of goods on sale by independent disabled entrepreneurs worldwide as well as disability orgs worthy of a donation in a special someone’s name.
Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance (PACLA) has just released their “annual gift guide and resource for #ActuallyAutistic run businesses, shops, artists, craftspeople, writers & more.”
This time last year, Meriah Nichols published The Ultimate Gift Guide For Supporting Businesses With A Positive Connection To Disability.
And that’s just to name a few!
This year, Disability Arts/Bay Area is throwing its hat in the ring with a gift guide focused on disabled artists and artisans in the San Francisco Bay Area.
As the anniversary of the death of artist and dancer Lisa Bufano is upon us, I wanted to highlight her brilliant work and her life by sharing a blog post from December 2013, written by her brother Peter Bufano, with an introduction by Andrea Shea. The post includes a Boston public radio interview from 2007 before she was leaving to come to the Bay Area to work with Axis Dance.
“I wanted to find everything that a human can be.”