ArtsAbled
What Barriers?

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DATES: August 19 - October 29

RECEPTION: Friday, August 18, 2017. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m

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In 2017 the Triton Museum of Art is showcasing a season of exhibitions surrounding the theme ArtsAbled: Finding Vision and Voice for the Disabled. During the year, various exhibitions will feature artists who have pursued their art either by surpassing, or sometimes in spite of the physical hurdles they must traverse.

The first thematic exhibition, currently on view, is Seeing the Unseen (May-July 2017), featuring sculptures and paintings created by artists who are blind, allowing visitors to “see” the world as these gifted artists “see” it, and as they may imagine it.

Beginning in August, the Triton Museum will offer ArtsAbled: What Barriers? This exhibition will feature artists who have had to deal with various disabilities (cerebral palsy, dismemberment, paralysis, etc.), while simultaneously creating great works of art. It is a testament to the drive and perseverance of the human spirit and the need to create. This exhibition will help us to better understand both the difficulties of physical impairment, and more than that, the tremendous and wondrous potential for expression beyond these so-called difficulties, through the exercise of art.