The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)
Art sought for ‘Perspectives on people with disabilities’
MIDDLETOWN — The Free Center, at 52 N. Main St., has put out a call for artists and community creatives to show their work during “OPENwALL ed. 4: VISABLE.”
Local, national and international artists are asked to adhere to the theme of “perspectives on people with disabilities,” according to a press release. There is no entry fee, and the deadline for submissions is Monday.
In preparation for “VISABLE,” the fourth in Free Center’s OPENwALL gallery series, organizers are seeking work in all creative mediums. Submissions don’t have to focus on issues of disability — the exhibit is designed to celebrate the talent, vision, and abilities of members of the community who thrive despite a broad range of access inequities, the news release said.
This exhibition is open to submissions by artists of all ages from Connecticut and around the world who consider themselves to have a physical/mobility or cognitive/developmental/mental health disability. This call for submissions includes (but isn’t limited to): photography, paint on canvas, pop art, video art, animation, poetry, recorded music or sound, and fine crafts such as textiles and ceramics.
Artists may submit multiple works and all submitted works must be original creations by the artist.
VISABLE will open at the Free Center Middletown on Oct. 15. The exhibit will also be offered virtually on the website. The deadline to deliver art to the center is Sept. 18. For information, go to freecenter.us/visable.