An exhibition by Ann Roth entitled Serendipity hangs in a gallery space at Artspace

Check Out Disability Arts Events & Inclusive Performances in August!

Image Above: Artspace’s latest installation, Serendipity, created by Universal Access Artist in Residence Ann Roth.

The Raleigh arts community has a variety of disability arts events and inclusive performances all over the City throughout the month of August. Check out the events below!

Exhibitions

Serendipity Exhibition
Artspace

Explore multiple exhibitions and artist studios, including Artspace’s latest installation, Serendipity, created by Universal Access Artist in Residence Ann Roth. LEAD® attendees can also join Roth for a disability arts roundtable discussion on artistic process and how disability informs artists’ work, from 6:00-7:00 PM. Learn more about Artspace.

Date & Time: On display through August 28, Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Artspace, 201 East Davie St., Raleigh, NC
Registration: No registration is required to view exhibitions
Cost: Free of charge
Accommodations: Accessible venue, audio descriptions, large-print and Braille gallery guide/labels, sensory objects, tactile representation of the art, and Spanish translation
Mask Policy: Masks are strongly recommended but not required

Wiley Johnson and Eduardo Lapetina: Through the Layers Exhibition
Block Gallery

Wiley Johnson and Eduardo Lapetina: Through the Layers is part of a showcase of art exhibitions, performances, and experiences accompanying the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Conference (LEAD®), which will take place in Raleigh from August 1 – 5, 2022. The artworks are on display at Block Gallery, one of our City-owned galleries. Learn more about the Through the Layers exhibition.

Date & Time: On display through September 22, 2022, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Block Gallery, Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett St., Raleigh, NC
Registration: No registration is required to view the exhibition
Cost: Free of charge
Accommodations: Accessible venue, audio descriptions, large-print and Braille gallery guide/labels, and online/digital access
Mask Policy: Masks are strongly recommended but not required

VSA Emerging Artists Exhibition MERGE
VAE Raleigh

Explore the Kennedy Center’s VSA Emerging Young Artists exhibition MERGE, focusing on the intersections, juxtaposition, and combinations of creative process and disability identity. This traveling exhibition features fifteen young artists with disabilities from across the country. Learn more about VAE Raleigh.

Date & Time: On display through October 28, 2022, Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: VAE Raleigh, 228 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC
Registration: No registration is required to view the exhibition
Cost: Free of charge
Accommodations: Accessible venue, audio descriptions, Braille artwork labels, large print/text, and Spanish translations
Mask Policy: Masks are strongly recommended but not required

Art in Translation: Finding a Visual Voice
Raleigh Convention Center

Whether you're attending the conference or hanging around downtown Raleigh, check out Art in Translation: Finding a Visual Voice, curated by Block Gallery's Stacy Bloom-Rexrode, now on view at the Raleigh Convention Center. This exhibition brings together North Carolina artists who self-identify as having a disability to collectively share their unique experiences that inform their art-making. Learn more about the Art in Translation: Finding a Visual Voice exhibition.

Date & Time: On display through November 11, 2022, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Location: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC
Registration: No registration is required to view the exhibition
Cost: Free of charge
Accommodations: Accessible venue, audio descriptions, large print/text, online/digital access, sensory objects, and service animal accommodations
Mask Policy: Masks are strongly recommended but not required

Events

Sensory Friendly Playtime
Marbles Kids Museum

The museum’s monthly Sensory Friendly Playtimes have been designed for kids with disabilities and their families to experience Marbles in a calmer, quieter environment. Marbles has opened the playtime to interested LEAD® registrants who would like to observe sensory-friendly programming in a children’s museum setting. Learn more about Marbles Kids Museum.

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 17, 5-7:30 p.m.
Location: Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett St. Raleigh, NC
Registration: Advance tickets are required. Book your tickets online
Cost: Free of charge
Accommodations: Accessible venue, sensory-friendly program, sensory objects, quieter space, and childcare/child-welcoming
Mask Policy: Masks are strongly recommended but not required

The Father Accessible Performance
Theatre in the Park

Nominated for Best Play at the Olivier and Tony Awards, Florian Zeller’s darkly humorous and deeply poignant play, The Father, presents a sobering and emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing dementia. This accessible performance will include a sign language interpreter and audio description on-demand. All performances have accessible seating in row AA. Learn more about Theatre in the Park

Date & Time: Friday, August 19, 7:30-9 p.m.
Location: Theatre in the Park, 107 Pullen Rd., Raleigh, NC
Tickets: This performance is sold out, please call 919-831-6058 to be added to the waitlist.
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Accommodations: Accessible venue, audio description, screen reader friendly digital playbill, ASL interpretation, sensory objects and quiet space
Mask Policy: Masks are strongly recommended but not required

Contact

 

These events have been organized by arts organizations across Raleigh. Please contact venues for full details and more information.

Raleigh Arts
919-996-3610

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