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'disABILITY' Exhibition Addresses Themes of Ability and Disability Through Art

Photo of exhibition pieces in gallery

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2019) – "disABILITY: An Exploration of Creative Expression Featuring Artists of All Ages & Abilities," an exhibition that addresses themes of ability and disability, inclusion and exclusion and the stigmas, advantages and disadvantages of physical and mental disabilities opens Friday, Sept. 20 at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center.

Sponsored by CREATE, a Lexington-based organization that promotes the ways the arts positively affect health and wellness, and in conjunction with UK's Arts in HealthCare program and the UK Human Development Institute (HDI), this exhibition demonstrates the human's ability to create, and features work by people of all ages and abilities. The exhibit opens Friday, Sept. 20 with a reception during the LexArts Gallery Hop and runs through Oct. 26.

In conjunction with the exhibition, a panel entitled, "Disability and the Arts in Health and Wellness," part of the HDI fall seminar series, will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 at the UK Coldstream Research Campus at 1525 Bull Lea Road. Artist Sky Cubacub will be the keynote speaker, and joins artists Elizabeth Daniel and Reggie Weaver to discuss the contributions of artists with disabilities make to the art world as they share their experiences and address the challenges they have encountered while building their careers. The panel will be moderated by Jason Akhtarekhavari, manager of UK Arts in HealthCare. The panel is free and open to the public. Register here.