Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba

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Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba is a regional not-for-profit artist run charitable organization dedicated to the full inclusion of artists and audiences with disabilities into all facets of the arts community.

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Salima Punjani – PROGRESSION

This is a poster advertising the online cybor-world experience created by Salima Punjani titled “PROGRESSION”. The top graphic is a screen shot from the digital world of the entry portal, a beige-walled ‘waiting room’ with hanging planters and pastel floor pillows. Out the entranceway we glimpse the lower image: a space night-scape with ethereal ropes of glowing purple and azure. Two caves on the horizon sport white text: “What reminds you of who you are?” and “How do you want to be seen?”. In the centre, next to the artist’s name and below the show title we read: “ONLINE EXPERIENCE OPENING JUNE 7 AT AANM.CA/ONLINE-EXHIBITIONS.” The logos for AANM and the Province of Manitoba appear along the side. Along the bottom, it reads “this project was made possible with support from Ada X and the Canada Council for the Arts.”

BIO Photo credit: Vjosana Shkurti Born in Vancouver in 1986, Salima Punjani is a multisensory artist whose mediums include social sculpture,…

Alice Crawford – WHO’S AT THE PARTY? (2)

Poster Descriptive Text This poster advertises info for an art show by Alice Crawford opening at AANM Gallery 329 Cumberland Ave on May 3 from 6-9 pm. The title of the show “WHO’S AT THE PARTY? 2” appears in orange hand-printing font. The artist’s name in white and the show info in orange appear in the bottom right corner. The logos for AANM and the Province of Manitoba are along the lower border. The main image of the poster, front and center, is a party scene populated by hand-crafted ‘dolls.’ The dolls have large round heads and thin, whimsical bodies. The main character is in focus in the foreground, sporting a purple hearing aid above their ear. The other dolls are fuzzy in the background, colourful and vibrant.

STATEMENT “Who’s at the Party? – Take Two” is a further exploration of the representation of Alice Crawford’s understanding of the people around her, from…

Gabby Da Silva – FRIENDS OF A SICK GIRL

This is a promo for the visual art exhibition by Gabby Da Silva titled ‘FRIENDS OF A SICK GIRL’. This info is written in the centre of the image in pink type font, surrounded by colourfull digital drawings of body parts (purple brain, pink stomach, green lungs, red musculature, etc.) against a white background. Along the left side in pink font: OPENING APRIL 5, 6-9PM AANM GALLERY 329 CUMBERLAND AVE. WPG AND AANM.CA/ONLINE-EXHIBITIONS. Along the right side are the logos for Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba and the Province of Manitoba.

Friends of a Sick Girl (2022 –) Friends of a Sick Girl is a collection of live-action and animation shorts. Each short features a “friend,”…

Katrina Craig – SICK PARTY

This is a poster for a visual art show by Katrina Craig. The artist’s name and the show’s title (SICK PARTY) are written in thin black hand lettering atop a hand-drawn image in tones of peach, orange, and beige. In the image, two hands, each with fingers bowed and knotted like rubbery noodles, are raised up on long arms that are likewise woven and undulating. On a strip of dark brown at the bottom of the poster, the details of the event are written in beige: Opening March 1st, 2024, 6-9pm, Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, 102-329 Cumberland Ave & aanm.ca/online-exhibitions, along with the logos for the Province of Manitoba and AANM.

ARTIST STATEMENT Sick Party explores invisible illness and the ongoing pressure to perform ‘wellness’ in everyday life while feeling anything but well. The figures in…

harper k. smith – EP Release

EP release show poster. The main image is a black and white photo of a young light-skinned woman with shoulder-length dark hair parted in the centre, large round glasses, and two small piercings near her bottom lip. She is seated before a birthday cake topped with unlit candles, wearing a party hat and her eyes are cast downwards to the cake with a depressed expression. Across the top of the image in red blackletter font reads “Harper K. Smith”, with the opening act Annaxis noted below in red blocky font. The show details appear in the bottom left corner in white sans serif font: February 9th, 2024, doors 7pm, show 7:20pm, The Output (Video Pool) 100 Arthur St (Artspace) 2nd floor, No cover! Access info: masks required, seats available, wheelchair accessible, email info@aanm.ca by 01/26 to request ASL or with questions. Below this text are Arts AccessAbility Network and Province of Manitoba logos.

BIO Harper K. Smith is a queer and mad/disabled, freakfolk-pop musician from Winnipeg (Treaty 1 Territory). Her songs ache over broken relationships, sickness, and death,…

Akayna- IS THIS REALITY?

This is a promo advertising AKAYNA’s show at AANM Gallery, opening Dec 1, 6-9pm, also at aanm.ca/online-exhibitions. This info, as well as the show title “Is this reality?” is written in plain white font across a stylized greyscale ‘landscape’ image. On closer inspection we see that the organic elements are created with fabric, and photographed with forced perspective to appear as a naturescape. The ‘sky’ is a dim purple, with a faint sci-fi grid superimposed. In large futuristic white font the artist’s name AKAYNA is emblazoned across the top. Along the bottom are the logos of AANM, the Province of Manitoba, the Winnipeg Arts Council, and Akayna’s website address.

BIO Akayna is a Métis, multidisciplinary conceptual emerging artist and Emily Carr University of Art & Design graduate who practices chemically mindful art. They are…

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Anti-Ableism Workshop for the Arts Launch

Join Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba for the launch of our Anti-Ableism Workshop for the Arts.  At this event, AANM Board Chair Diane Driedger, AANM Executive…


 

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Join our vibrant community of artists, allies, and arts organizations and help us create a Manitoba where the arts are accessible for everyone! When you join you will be subscribed to our members-only monthly newsletter, where you will be the first to learn about new projects, calls for art, and other events held by AANM.

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AANM is in a multi-level building with a ramp on the east side of the building. We offer accessible washrooms. ASL is provided upon request, with one week notice. We request that all staff and members refrain from wearing scented products out of respect for those with sensitivities. Service animals are welcome (pets are not.)
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