Artists Disabling Assumptions: A 25th Anniversary Retrospective of the Americans with Disabilities Act begins September 24
2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Northfield Arts Guild presents a retrospective of this important moment by featuring artists with disabilities in all of its gallery spaces, in addition to facilitating community conversations about accessibility and inclusion, a professional development workshop for educators on inclusive practices, and a day of performing arts events.
The Gallery exhibits officially open on September 24 and will run through October 28. Artists featured in the Main Gallery include painter Annie Young, painter Sherrie Grube, wood artist Paul J. Flick, and literary artist Alison Bergblom Johnson. The Up Gallery, located on the second level of the Northfield Arts Guild Center for the Arts, features the work of artists from Laura Baker Services and facilitated by Martin Thorsheim. Allina Medical Clinic showcases a photo essay documenting the work of the Guild’s Autism and the Arts program, led by Laura Goodwin. Photography is by Rob Morrow and Meg Ojala. An audio guide tour will be available for the Main Gallery and Up Gallery works, and devices will be available in the gift shop to use. (See the full Press Release for more details or visit the Northfield Arts Guild website).
Please see the attached Press_Release_ADA Retrospective Show (pdf format) for detailed information.