DisArt Statement on the Upcoming September 7 Disability Drag Show

July 22, 2019 DisArt strongly supports the voice, visibility, and value of disabled artists. The recent announcement of our Disability Drag Show, being produced for Project 1 by ArtPrize, has sparked a necessary conversation about the role of disabled people in our communities, the agency of disabled performers, and the role of art in our […]

DisArt: Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture features 16 international artists, Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

Carl Hendrickson – Chair. Courtesy of Creative Growth. The work of 16 contemporary sculptors is part of an innovative exhibition jointly organized by DisArt, a Grand Rapids based arts and cultural organization promoting the full participation of disabled people in and through the arts. Through examples of three-dimensional practice including sculpture, performance, installation and video […]

Rapid Blog: A DisArt Response to the “Second-best city for people with disabilities”

https://www.rapidgrowthmedia.com/features/disartrapidblog.aspx BY JILL VYN AND CHRISTOPHER SMIT, CO-FOUNDERS AND DIRECTORS OF DISART | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017 This week’s Rapid Blog comes from Jill Vyn and Christopher Smit, Co-Founders and Directors of DisArt. DisArt is an arts and culture organization that promotes full cultural participation of the disability community through strategic partnerships, carefully curated public events, and […]

DisArt Symposium 2017: 3-D Experience of Presentations and Site

This 3-D capture of the DisArt Symposium site offers viewers and interactive experience of the interior design concepts implemented by DisArt and its partners KBOgroup. Viewers can also click on the round icons located on stage to watch individual videos of the presentations made during the symposium. This 3-D capture was provided by Perspectives 3-D.

ArtPrize Eight Jurors’ Shortlist

From 2016, this ArtPrize Eight“Jurors Shortlist” show was broadcast live on News Channel 8; viewers can hear comments made by the jury about HYBRID STRUCTURES and ELEVATE: A DisArt Fashion Show 2016. HYBRID STRUCTURES was chosen as a Finalist in the 2016 ArtPrize Eight Installation Category.

DisArt Festival: Why Grand Rapids will mount ‘the largest disability arts festival in America’

By Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk | jkaczmarczyk@mlive.com GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Photographer Robert Andy Coombs, a prize winner during ArtPrize 2012 for a series of photographs exploring physical disabilities and sexuality, was permanently injured in a gymnastics accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. But Coombs didn’t let his disability stop his artistic pursuits. DisArt Festival, a 15-day, […]