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In/finite Earth

A Juried Exhibition of 15 Emerging Artists with Disabilities

OEC once again worked with VSA (formerly Very Special Arts) and the Volkswagen Group of America to install the twelfth exhibition of the Emerging Arts Program, which opened on October 24 in the S. Dillon Ripley Center. This longtime collaboration provides artists who are living with disabilities, ages 16–25, with an unprecedented opportunity to receive national recognition at the start of their careers. This year’s theme examines the intersection of environmentalism, creativity, and disability. The 15 artists showcased here have distinct, innovative, and compelling responses.

In/finite Earth was originally scheduled to open on October 1, but due to the shutdown, the installation had to be moved back a few weeks. In/finite Earth will remain on view in the S. Dillon Ripley Center until January 6, 2014. After it closes at the Smithsonian, the show will embark on a national tour.

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In/finite Earth
Images, left to right: Installation of Containing Crohn’s, by LaAndrea Mitchell. Karla Torres, In La’Kesh, screenprint on cotton muslin.
In/finite EarthImages, left to right: Haylee Fucini-Lenky, La dame du lac, color photograph. Kristi Beisecker, Flowers, Kirlian (electricity) photography on photo paper.


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