To better represent the diverse members of ADNM and the arts community, ADNM’s Board of Directors has voted unanimously on a name change. At the AGM on June 22, 2016 the vote was ratified. Community members have expressed concern with the use of the term ‘disability’ in the organization’s name. Although many people strongly identify with disability, the term still possesses a certain level of stigma. To promote a more inclusive organizational ideology, our new name is Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba.
We’re looking for a fresh, new look and logo design for our organization. Anyone is encouraged to design and submit a potential logo for the chance to win a $250 honourarium! Contest is open until September 30, 2016. See contest details here.
The "Seeing My Voice" ("Voix Visible") Art Show is the first art show by this fantastic group of six deaf photographers, to be showcased at La Maison des artistes visuels Francophones. This groups has been mentoring under and learning from ADNM board member, Sheila Spence. They will be having an opening night reception on August 19, 2016, and the show will be running from August 19 through September 10, 2016.
From the poster:
Over the past nine months, we six Deaf photography students have had the opportunity to learn under the professional photographer and artist, Sheila Spence. Our time with Sheila included 18 classes that ran from September 2015 until May 2016 where Sheila shared ideas and concepts that our group had never thought to ever consider. Sheila taught us how to create an art show from beginning to completion. So now here we are showing our arts. We are having our Opening Reception night on Friday August 19 from 7 to 10 pm. Our exhibit will be on display until September 10, 2016. An Art Show inspired by Dana Zimmer, Judyta Szacilowski, Cheryle Broszeit, Vanecia Austria, Karli Stephenson and Andrew Nelson.
For more information please click on the links below to download PDF versions of the Reception and Art Show Posters. Hope to see you there!
Venue Link: http://maisondesartistes.mb.ca/english (English Translation)