Reframed

Exploring the Talent of Visual Artists with Disabilities

Exhibition: September 10th – 24th, 2022

Reception and NEA Big Read Kickoff: Saturday, September 10th from 2-4pm.  Free & open to all.

Reservations are not required, but are appreciated, by September 9th:

office@attleboroartsmuseum.org or 508-222-2644 x10.

Since 2007, the Attleboro Arts Museum has been an active partner in the City of Attleboro’s NEA Big Read reading initiative.  In this National Endowment for the Arts program participants are encouraged to read the same book at the same time – and extend their connection to the chosen text through local arts and culture activities.

In fall 2022 the City of Attleboro, MA will be reading Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig (pictured below). Sitting Pretty is a memoir that shares personal stories from the author’s childhood to the present day. Taussig reflects on living both independently and dependently, the complex issues around charity and acts of kindness, the presentation of disability in the media, and how disability affects us all.

In response to Sitting Pretty, the Attleboro Arts Museum presents Reframed: Exploring the Talent of Visual Artists with Disabilities.  Just as Taussig intimately shares her experiences and views, Reframed’s invited artists graciously allow viewers to explore their art and life narrative. A number of the artists identify as having a physical disability, while others possess emotional, intellectual or developmental disorders, or are living with mental health conditions. Caretakers and family members of individuals with disabilities are also exhibiting work and, through their art, explain their relationships and lasting bonds. Lastly, select artists have created their works of art to surface issues and meaningful conversations surrounding ableism.

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Participating Artists

Michael Bourque

Nathan Bourque

Peter Damon

Moriah Faith

Florian Jay

Brogan Joe Murphy

Lisa Murphy

Katarina Romanik

Abby Rovaldi

Jessica Vohs

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Featuring an installation created by the following art students of the Attleboro Arts Museum:

Emily Allard

Elena Cheng

Carson Connolly

Sienna Corsini

Lucas Haran

Helen Lee

Joanne Liao

Evelyn Miles

Eleanor Rockwood

Harrison Scholl

Merissa Scholl

Marco Welt

Instructor: Lisa Granata

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Attleboro’s 2022 NEA Big Read is funded by:

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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Special thanks to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for their partnership on Reframed.

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