In Progress will host a free conversation about artists living with disabilities on Friday, June 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at 213 Front Avenue in Saint Paul.
In Progress is a small nonprofit that has been promoting the voices of new and emerging artists since 1996. Its mission is to diversify cultural dialogue and pave the way for new voices in the field of digital art making. In recent years, it has noticed “a subtle increase with artists talking about their own disabilities or the caregiving they provide for disabled family members. Stories are being shared and listening is taking place.”
Guest presenters who will talk about their unique experiences as artists and advocates include:
Chris Juhn, photographer (2018 Emerging Artist grantee)
Karon Sherarts, consultant and advocate
Sai Thao, filmmaker
Melissa Vang, multimedia artist
Lacey Woida, photographer (2019 Emerging Artist grantee)
Timothy Young, multi media artist
In Progress invites you to join them for a meal, a powerful sharing of stories and the beginning of a larger conversation of how to more fully meet the needs of all artists and expand understanding of our relationships with those living with disabilities.
These conversations represent an outgrowth of In Progress’s NEXUS Program, supported by the McKnight Foundation MN State Arts Board Arts Learning Program.
In Progress provides opportunities for newly developing artists to develop their skills as digital storytellers and leaders through the use of photography, video, music and other forms of digital media. In Progress is committed to breaking down barriers of geography, class, education and culture — and using digital art making as a tool for public discourse, while building the skills of new makers so they may create, teach and lead.