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Accessibility in the Arts: A Panel discussion with Deaf and disabled artists

May 31, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

background of poster is colours shifting from purple to yellow to orange to green. At the top of the poster are Creative Manitoba's logo and Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba's logo both in black. Beneath that in the middle of the poster in large letter is the title "Creative Accessibility". Below are two cartoon images in black. On the left bottom is a drawing of two people. One is sitting at a drafting table and the other is sitting in front of a computer with headphones. On the right Botton of the poster is a drawing of three people sitting around a table talking and taking notes.

AANM is proud to partner with Creative Manitoba for Creative Accessibility, a series of online webinars and panel discussions that will explore disability art, the experiences of artist with disabilities and how to make art accessible. These workshops will be beneficial not only for emerging artists with disabilities, but artists at all levels of their career with and without disabilities. Includes ASL interpretation.

Accessibility in the Arts: A Panel discussion with Deaf and disabled artists

When: May 31, 2021, 6pm-8pm

Description: What does access mean? What can access look like? Join Adriana Alarcón (curator and artist), Jordan Sangalang (Deaf Performer) and Cheryle Broszeit (Deaf photographer) as they discuss their experiences within the art world. Find out the types of accommodation that artists who are Deaf/disable need to participate in the arts and how their lived experiences reflect in their artwork

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Headshot of Adriana Alarcón. Adrian is of Guatemalan descent and has long curly black hair with light brown skin. Adriana is wearing dark framed glasses with flowers, a beaded neckless and a black and red blouse Adriana Alarcón is an artist living on Treaty 1 territory. A first-generation immigrant from Guatemala of complex identities, Alarcón is Latine, cisgender, queer and living with disability. As a Mestiza woman, she recognizes Maya K’ekchi’ and her Spanish ancestry (though no direct claim to Indigenous community). These identities guide her work to explore coexisting contradictions in everyday life.

Alarcón incorporates cultural craft traditions and ancestral knowledge with contemporary narratives using fibre-based crafts, such as knitting, crochet, embroidery, beading and weaving. She has a bachelor’s degree from York University in cultural studies. Alarcón combined her art practice with arts administration in Toronto and Winnipeg working at artist-run centres such as A Space, CARFAC Ontario, Craft Action TO and MAWA.


Headshot of Jordan Sangalang. Jordan is an a male with light brown skin, dark brown eye and a shaved head. Jordan is wearing a black shirtJordan Sangalang, taken under the wing of Hot Thespian Action’s Shannon Guile, took flight with 100 Decibels in the summer of 2014. Jordan made his performing debut during high school in Florida, where he signed songs all around the state. He had his professional theatre debut performing a play called Tribes written by Nina Raine as Billy, a play with music called The Threepenny Opera written by Bertolt Brecht as Mr. Peachum and performed the Phantom of The Opera as Raoul. He did ASL performances including poetry at World Poetry Day, storytelling at the Storytelling Festival , and visual vernacular for Royal Manitoba Theatre’s Tiny Plays, Big Ideas festival. Jordan aspires to show audiences the beauty of building connections through ideas and feelings in ASL.


Headshot of Cheryle Broszeit. Cheryle is a white woman with long blond grey hair with bangs. Cheryl is at the beach and wearing a loose blue and white blouse and is holding a large Nikon camera. Cheryl has a large smile. Cheryle Broszeit is a Deaf self-taught photographer born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She briefly explored photography in her early 20’s but didn’t pick up her camera again until 2013 when she took some photography courses, continuing her studies to this day. Her new passion centers on photography as an art form, which captures the Deaf community’s way of life. Through her art, she reflects her experiences, and expresses her true values in life.

When reflecting on her photos and the subjects captured in them, a sense of absolute connection comes over Cheryle knowing that they share a language, culture and experiences both positive and negative. She wants others who see her work to see what Deaf people’s daily experiences look like in their community or outside in the non-Deaf world

“I make art because I am part of that picture.”


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