“Don't pursue a career in the Arts unless you love the Arts truly, madly, deeply. And do not have any delusions about what awaits you both in educational settings, and in the job market. …If you think you're gonna get a break because you have a disability, think again. …You better be the best you can be at what you do, and do not allow yourself to use your disability as an excuse NOT to work continually and consistently towards total professionalism and high standards of quality.”
-- Jaehn Clare, professional theatre artist, from "A Career as an Artist Ain't an Easy Row to Hoe," keynote address for The Art of Employment: Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities on March 25 & 26, 2002 at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN.
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partial view of Mosaic Side Table made by Gina Soo Golden
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Over 100 hand-painted, licensed recreations of Kahlo's paintings, costumes and artifacts are on view at the South Shore Arts Gallery in Munster. The iconic Mexican artist had lifelong disabilities.Learn More
Imaginative artwork depicting big-headed ants in a variety of media can be viewed or purchased at the Wonderlab Museum in Bloomington, through January, 2015.Learn More
The young artist is featured in an online video that highlights his paintings and the story of how art has transformed his life. Lyford-Pike, who is deaf and has autism, lives in Columbus, Indiana.Learn More