Professors Chris Smit and Lisa VanArragon will be making a presentation at Calvin about DisArt festival on Wednesday March 11 at 4pm in Spoelhof 150. DisArt will include international, national and local art exhibitions, a film festival, a fashion workshop and fashion show, dance performances, and many lectures, performances and discussions with artists, activists, and culture makers. The venues include UICA, GRAM, KCAD, Richard App Gallery, 106 S Division Gallery and Wealthy Street Theater. The festival is supported by the NEA, the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Wege Foundation, Ferris State University, Disability Advocates of Kent County and many other organizations.
During the meeting the exhibitions and programming for the festival will be surveyed, questions will be answered, and attendants will be encouraged in volunteer signups. There are still many volunteer opportunities throughout the duration of the festival, in many different capacities from hospitality, to way-finding, to art installation, to gallery guarding, and more.
Students are encouraged to attend next week’s meeting, March 11, 4pm, 150 Spoelhof. If you are unable to attend, but would like more information, check us out at the festival website http://disartfestival.org/, like us on Facebook, and email us with any questions.
You can also learn more through this article on Calvin’s website:
DisArt’s motto is to change minds about disability, one work of art at a time. We appreciate that this is a mentality that is already part of your consciousness.