“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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Artists with Autism Spectrum Disorder are invited to submit fine art, photography, and work in mixed or digital media for the Carmel IN exhibit sponsored by Hands In Autism.Learn More
This year's art exhibit and silent auction in Columbia City, IN combines works from the past and present, by artists in the Passages, Inc. Creative Arts Program. August 14.Learn More
Respect: The Joy of Aides is Eva Sweeney's 20-minute film exploring the relationship between people with disabilities and the individuals hired to help them.Learn More