Exhibition features work by youth with disabilities around the world

July 19, 2023
Tags: outreach

ICI’s Art for All this month debuts a new exhibition—with a research twist—that presents a window into the daily lives and future dreams of youth with disabilities who are transitioning to adulthood. The exhibition, my life, begins July 26 with a program and reception featuring photos and other media images from participants in Minnesota, Singapore, and the Czech Republic.

Researchers, through special education teachers and others, asked youth with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) to create photographs, drawings, and video clips depicting some aspect of what is meaningful to them about this time of life. They then followed up with the artists, asking questions about why they chose their subjects and how it reflects their thoughts and lives, said ICI’s Renatá Tichá, who leads Minnesota and Singapore transition projects. Now, they’ll ask for feedback from viewers of the exhibit for their own impressions.

The July 26 program runs 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Blythe Brenden-Mann Community Center at the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, 2025 E. River Parkway, Minneapolis. Refreshments will be served, and free parking provided. The exhibit runs July 26 to Sept. 29.

Learn more about the exhibit

A young artist stands in front of a projected image. Handwritten words, scrawled in black marker, appear on the screen behind him and across his face. He wears a black turtleneck sweater and smiles into the camera.