[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Universal art book, Artist Catherine Miller - exhibition and book project
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fnugg at online.no
Fri May 6 12:12:46 UTC 2011
Article about Catherine Miller, artist, teacher and link to her
blogsite, and youtube videos (great! WONDERFUL, excellent)
Photo in article really neat - white cane is attatched to a paintroller
and used to paint white on a blue wall
article etc about book project, exhibition, arts and society
(note:have not seen all the videos yet - in process but sending links
Woman makes art more accessible for all
Catherine Miller uses a white cane as a tool to create art.
As the first and only legally blind painter to graduate from Pacific
Northwest College of Arts, Catherine Miller isn't one who worries about
working within the confines of mainstream culture. She's not nervous to
speak up about what she sees as a serious disconnect between disability
and contemporary art.
To explore this phenomenon, Miller is creating "A Somewhat Secret Place:
Disability and Art," an exhibit that will run through July, featuring
the work of artists and writers with and without disabilities who seek
to represent or reference disability in their work.
"In the fine art world, they don't have terms to talk about disability
art," said Miller, a member of St. Patrick Church in Portland.
Miller is currently fundraising for the project through the Kickstarter
website while simultaneously holding a call for submissions from Oregon
artists, performers and writers. More than 20 artists will be
represented in a variety of media: drawing, photography, installation
pieces, performance art, painting and literature.
"Historically, little consideration has been given to the merit of art
by people with disabilities despite the fact that disability is a common
variant of the human form," Miller said.
By carefully curating the exhibit, Miller hopes to give all of the work
equal treatment in an effort to highlight the contributions of disabled
artists and the prevalence of disability in art.
Since she was a student at PNCA, Miller has been
*/A Somewhat Secret Place: Disability and Art/*//is Catherine J. H.
Miller's first socially engaged work of art. 28 works of art, literature
and performance from artist and writers with and without disabilities
will be featured in Miller's book and exhibition. Miller's planned
inclusive book and exhibition project will create an international
conversation that will show that artists/writers with disabilities are
capable of expanding what is considered fine art and the common
understanding of art history. The show will take place in Portland
Oregon's Peal district beginning July 2nd and ending July 30th 2010.
There will be an estimated eight events to include a opening, artists
talks each week, VIP events, and a closing. Miller's book will offer her
theories on the intersection of contemporary arts and disability, and
offer definitions and names for four areas of artistic practice in which
disability is present. The book will feature works featured in the above
mention exhibition, and will be produced and published in 2012 with
/Memwar/ /Publishing/ in Canada. This enter project is a individuals art
project. However, may organizations (such as Oregon Office on Disability
and Health at OHSU) have partnered and sponsored this project along with
local art community members such as Mark Wooley, who will be handling
all sales of work in the exhibition. Currently the project has $10,000
in in-kind and cash contributions and in the next three month expect to
match that figure and acquire a fiscal sponsor.
http://asomewhatsecretplace.wordpress.com/ and to donate log on to the
Universal Book project about Art - Great
A Somewhat Secret Kickstarter video - introduces all working around it
5 youtube videos Somewhat Secret Part
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