Artists with disabilities showcased in FAC exhibit
Published 11:29 am, Thursday, December 30, 2010
"Change" is a juried show that features Connecticut artists with disabilities and was organized in response to their desire to present their work in a gallery setting. Ninety-one individuals responded to a call for entries; the submissions were judged by Stephanie Moore, former director of visual arts for VSA of Washington, D.C., and Sal Scalora, former director of the Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.
Of the 39 artists selected for the exhibition, 13 will be represented at FAC, including Molly Hauser of Fairfield.
The exhibition will offer materials printed in braille and in large typeface, as well as interpretation, audio descriptions and an installation that places the artwork at a viewing level to ensure access to the arts is provided to all regardless of abilities.
The FAC is hosting the exhibition with the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism and Young Audiences Arts for Learning Connecticut, an affiliate of VSA, the International Organization on Arts and Disability. The show will run through Feb. 19.
For information, call 203-319-1419 or visit www.fairfieldartscouncil.org.