Art Exhibits: Art of Possibilities, Vision Loss Resources, State Arts Board

Artists with disabilities are part of a number of current art exhibits:

An Art of Possibilities Showcase featuring eight visual artists with disabilities is at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale through Oct. 21. The eight artists, who have previously exhibited at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, are: Linda Frankenstein, St. Louis Park; LouAnn Hoppe, White Bear Lake; Tina Kabage, Oak Grove; Sandra Muzzy, Bloomington; Jill Ness, Coon Rapids; Jennifer Platter, Minneapolis; David Spohn, Lindstrom; Susan Warner, Brooklyn Center.

Robbin Gallery is open Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-8:30 PM, and Friday and Saturday, 1:00-5:00. It is wheelchair accessible, with limited accessible parking in back of the gallery at 4915 42nd Ave. N. (near Robbinsdale Transit Center). It is sponsored by Allina Health.

The new exhibit at Vision Loss Resources, 1936 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, features the artwork of Cecile Bellamy of Minneapolis and Holly Tappen of Roseville. Part of a rotating series of exhibits coordinated by VSA Minnesota, the art will be in VLR’s lobby Monday-Friday, 8:00–4:30, through January 2018. For more info: VLR: 612-871-2222; VSA Minnesota: 612-332-3888.

The Minnesota State Arts Board is presenting AS WE ARE, a visual arts showcase featuring more than 35 Minnesota visual artists with disabilities. The artists produced work with the support of an Arts Board grant, either as individual artist grantees or through organizations serving individuals with disabilities. The art forms represented include photography, drawing, mixed media, and painting.

Out of a bright yellow background a reddish eyeball with dark lashes stares from between two outreached hands.

Mark Davison’s painting “Living an Inspired Life”

Five who participated in VSA Minnesota’s statewide Mural Project in 2015: Mark Davison (Living an Inspired Life), Dunji Diego (Untitled), Cecile Bellamy (Dahlia Girl), Samantha Esguerra (Touch & See), Stacey O’Connell (Untitled). Other artists include: Shirley Atkinson, Sherry Bartholomew, Elizabeth Blair, Braun, Cerenity 512 Poets, Carl Clark, Vance Diamond, Jeanette Dorrian, Michael Dvorak, Delores Erbele, Christi Furnas, Deb Geelsdottir, Kailin Gyusti-Brown, Sarah Hannah, Peggy LaBlanc, Margie Lindberg, Lucianna Linkert,Jill Lynne Ness, Gayle Olson, Jane Parrish, Orrin Qualley, John Roberts, Anne Sawyer-Aitch, Don Sundeen, Derek Swing, Liza Sylvestre, Philip Teravskis, Tim Traver, Stephanie Wilcox, Anita Zurn. The exhibit in the Arts Board offices, 400 Sibley Street, Suite 200, St. Paul, opened during the Saint Paul Art Crawl and continues through February during office hours, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. For more info, contact or 651-215-1617.

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