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Crip Strength: Art + Body + Mind
October 29 at1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba presents Crip Strength: Art + Body+ Mind featuring local artists who are Deaf and/or disabled.
October 29, 2022, 1 pm-4 pm Winnipeg, MB: Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba (AANM) presents Crip Strength: Art + Body+ Mind; the first hybrid Deaf and disability arts festival celebrating the outstanding creative achievements of Deaf and/or disabled artists.
This free event will be held at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights and presented on Zoom.
In-person tickets, HERE!
Zoom tickets, HERE!
Crip Strength: Art + Body + Mind will explore the concept of what is “normal” when it comes to disability. Through art, many artists who are Deaf and/or disabled are questioning assumptions of normality in how the mind and body perform. Deaf and/or disabled artists have much to share and teach the larger art community about access, creative problem solving and adaptation. These concepts have long been necessary for Deaf and/or disabled artists to participate in the larger arts community and have become even more relevant to the larger society as we live through a pandemic that requires us to self-isolate and find creative solutions to reach one another through alternative means.
Crip Strength: Art + Body + Mind includes a juried art show of local artists, which will be exhibited at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights during the event and at MAWA(Mentoring Artist for Women’s Art) for 6 weeks afterwards. Crip Strength will be hosted by Lara Rae and include speeches by AANM’s chair Diane Driedger and the honourable senator Patricia Bovey. There will also be performances by comedian Adam Schwartz, poet Kathy Arnold, dancers Natalie Sluis and Anne Nordorf, and burlesque dancer Emily Farraige.
Crip Strength: Art + Body + Mind will include accessibility features such as accessible venue and washrooms, a chill-out room, ASL interpretation, Live Captioning, and an Access Guide. The Access Guide features information such as how to use zoom, how to get to the museum, what are the accessibility features, a glossary of terms, artists participating in the event, etc.
To download the Access Guide, visit AANM’s website HERE!
Thank you to our funders and sponsors who have made this event possible: Canada Council for the Arts, The Winnipeg Foundation, The Manitoba Accessibility Fund, The Canadian Museum of Human Rights, The Thomas Sill Foundation, The Assiniboine Credit Union, and TD Bank.
Poster Description: This is a poster for Crip Strength. Against a grey background is the following text in black along the left side of the poster: Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba presents Crip Strength: Art + Body + Mind. October 29, 2022 1pm-4pm. Canadian Museum for Human Rights 85 Israel Asper way. Featuring: Juried art show, performances, ASL, live captions, quiet room. Along the right side of the poster is a close-up image of Lara Rae. Lara is a white woman with short black hair. She is wearing black-rimmed glasses and bright red lipstick. Below the image of Lara is the following text “Host: Lara Rae. For more info: 204-336-2366, email@example.com, aanm.ca. In the lower-left corner of the poster are logos for the sponsors, The Thomas Sill Foundation, TD, the Assiniboine Credit Union, the Manitoba Accessibility Fund, Canada Council for the Arts and the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.