Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba

Including artists and audiences with disabilities into all facets of the arts community.

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AANM EXPOSED: Member’s Show

Please Join us on March 23, 2018, at the Edge Gallery

EXPOSED: Member’s Show Opening

“Lived experiences EXPOSED in the universal language that is ART”

Location: 611 Main Street, Winnipeg
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00
Show is running until April 2nd
OPEN Good Friday

AANM  invites you to join our Members as we celebrate their past accomplishments, enjoy their present company and support them as they embark on their journey within the Winnipeg Arts Community.

As an Artist, the effects of living with a disability, visible or not can make your practice a daily struggle.  You are not just dealing with time restrictions.  You could be too physically weak to get out of bed one morning.  Your energies are limited sometimes and other tasks may require reprioritization to manage basic needs, children, family or your health.

Art produced by our member’s sparks a dialogue and movement unlike any other.  It takes a lot of mental strength to put yourself in a vulnerable position under any circumstances.   AANM members, like other artists, need to be recognized for their tenacity, bravery, and insight.  Why?  Because their productivity is born from a perspective as unique as thei5 circumstances.

EXPOSED introduces Disability Culture not only to the audience but to society as a whole.  Seen through artistic lenses; thought and awareness can bring marginalized groups of individuals together while reducing preconceived notions and hopefully eliminating stereotypes.  Sensitive issues or undescribable experiences can be faceless and difficult to discuss.  Inclusivity requires promoting empathy and understanding.  AANM is proud to introduce these individuals as a resource that will take us “out of the box” that has lead to creating barriers.

Historically works of art have brought cultural or political issues to the forefront.  Art acts as a witness to time and ideologies.  Art can question, give insight, portray historical achievements and failures or be enjoyed as a form of pleasure and/or entertainment.  Some simply collect art for its economic value yet Disability Art has been left in the shadows and is often not revered as “high” art.  Globalization has proved there is a need for celebrating diversity and in the 21st-century Disability Art can set the standard for inclusivity. 

Additional Edge Gallery hours:
Saturday, March 24th 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, March 25th 12 pm – 5 pm
Monday, March 26th 12 pm – 7 pm
Tuesday, March 27th 11 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, March 28th 12 pm – 6 pm
Thursday, March 29th 12 pm – 6 pm
Good Friday, March 30th 12 pm – 5 pm
Saturday, March 31 10 am – 5 pm

Last day for the show will be Tuesday, April 2nd 11 am – 4:30 pm.

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