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Making our Mark Art Exhibition @ City Hall June 22nd

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We’re really excited about the Project Citizenship “Making our Mark” art exhibition being on display at Edmonton’s City Hall for 3 weeks during the Works Art and Design Festival.

Come celebrate the opening on June 22nd.

The exhibition will be visible at City Hall from June 16th-July 3rd 2014.

Public viewing 10am-8pm (Monday to Friday)

Saturdays (10am-6pm)

Sundays (1pm-5pm).

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Making our Mark emerged thanks to an Edmonton Arts Council grant to explore what might happen if we brought together professional SNAP artists (Adriean Koleric/Thinkitem, Sara Norquay, Lisa Rezansoff) people with disabilities, U of A anthropology students and Skills Society support workers. In the spring of 2014 this new collective met once a week in the SNAP print shop to share stories, explore,  and make art together around themes that are central to  citizenship. The title “Making our Mark” points to aspects of print making as well as to how people want to show up in the world and make a mark. During the exploration, three themes emerged: Pride, Play and Freedom.  Three artist-led teams explored how their theme relates to citizenship. We hope the art causes people to think hard about the diverse perspective and richness that citizens with disabilities bring to our communities, and that the social value and visibility of that perspective is enhanced through collaborative work with awesome artists.
Check out the link below for a great article about the Making our Mark project by Make Something Edmonton’s Chris Gusen