More than 750 Minnesotans with disabilities areas have been busy creating art this summer as part of VSA Minnesota’s Disability Mural and Story Project. The first of two exhibits is at Gallery Saint Germain, 912 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, Oct. 4-13. A reception is 6-8 p.m. Thu, Oct.10. Gallery hours will be announced soon.
A Minneapolis exhibit is Oct.21-30 in the first floor atrium of City Center, located between Hennepin Avenue and the Nicollet Mall between 6th and 7th Streets. A reception is 6:30-8 p.m. Wed, Oct. 23. Exhibit hours at 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m.
Both exhibits are free and open to the public. Theme of the work is what art access means to individuals with disabilities and their family members. Those who participated created visual art, wrote responses or participated via video. “What does arts access mean to you?” They created visual art, or responded in writing or video, to illustrate why they do or don’t participate in the arts. The project replicates a 2011 project directed by Bridget Riversmith with the Arrowhead Alliance of Artists with Disabilities (AAAWD) in Duluth. Anyone wanting more information can contact VSA at 612-332-3888 or 800-801-3883, or email firstname.lastname@example.org