Connections: Celebrating Artists with Disabilities
January 13 – March 23, 2023
The Art Center of the Bluegrass is consistently working to amplify the perspectives of artists from diverse backgrounds and we are proud to showcase the creativity of artists with disabilities through our next show:
Connections: Celebrating Artists with Disabilities.
There will be three interrelated exhibits. The exhibit in the Grand Hall will showcase five national artists. The Art Center commissioned these artists to create works with the general theme of Connections.
The works in the Upstairs Gallery is a curated exhibit by Arts for All Kentucky. Arts for All Kentucky connects artists with various types of disabilities to arts opportunities. They invited artists in their program to show work in this exhibition. Each artist considers themselves a professional artist and shows their work in various settings. Arts for All Kentucky is a nonprofit located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The third exhibit features artwork by students with disabilities throughout Boyle County, curated from the Art Center’s long standing connections with local special education teachers in the area. These works can be seen throughout our Historic Hallway on the second floor.
In collaboration with the Art Center, McLeod’s Coffee House in Lexington, KY has provided artwork from featured artist Patrick Tutsch which will be on display at the bottom of the marble staircase. To learn more, click here.
The Art Center is committed to welcoming all people and creating accessible space and programming to meet the needs of everyone. Visit our Arts Access page for more information, including information on our new Sensory Friendly Museum program.
The show runs from January 13 – March 23, 2023
Thank you to our partners:
Experience the Exhibits
Arts for All Kentucky
Local Student Artists
Connections in Media
○ 12/20/22 – Advocate-Messenger: Art Center Winter Exhibit will celebrate Artists with Disabilities
○ 01/06/23 – WKYT: Leigh Jefferson discusses Connections exhibit at the Art Center of the Bluegrass
○ 01/09/23 – Kentucky Teacher: Connection through art: Art Center of the Bluegrass to host exhibition