Looking beyond disability, Arts of Life does more than just provide studio space for adults with developmental disabilities

July 26th, 2007

Recorded July 26th, 2007
WNUA Broadcast date: Sunday, July 29, 2007

 
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Looking beyond disability, Arts of Life does more than just provide studio space for adults with developmental disabilities. Through their daytime art programs, the 13-member collaborative promotes self-respect, encourages independence, community building and artistic growth. Community involvement is the cornerstone of Arts of Life. The collaborators believe this happens when artists take ownership in their space and are included in decision-making processes.The group is also committed to integration into the community at large. Artists have collaborated on installations at the Chicago Cultural Center. Their work is displayed at neighborhood Starbucks, the Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art and in a current exhibit at the Arts of Life Studio. On this episode of “City Voices” we hear more about Arts of Life from Studio Director Ryan Shuquem and two artists Ronnie Cuculich and Debbie Vasquez.

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