ARTbrain Cedar Summer – learning about Truth and Reconciliation

I think that Truth and Reconciliation is the most important conversation of our times, and full of so many interesting aspects for all of us.  Yet people with disabilities are almost always left out of the conversation.  There are so many parallels to our stories that we think it is important to foster discussion about it.  As Indigenous people were moved into Residential Schools and Indian Hospitals, people with disabilities were hospitalised.  I talked to retired social workers from Woodlands who took Indigenous children out of Indian Hospitals and into Woodlands to keep them “safer.”  The Woodlands Memorial garden contains … Continue reading ARTbrain Cedar Summer – learning about Truth and Reconciliation

ARTbrain – a new project

Now that this has been formally announced, we can share some great news!  Our new ARTbrain project combines a few ideas that Liz Etmanski, Susan Powell and I have been talking about for a while.  We were grateful to receive some funding from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to explore these ideas over the next eight months.  Our proposal read, Access to fine arts and humanities education has been almost impossible for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and this project will involve them in thinking critically about how art works, making art, works from art history and … Continue reading ARTbrain – a new project

the stuff of better conversations…

here are six people I admire (in this moment), having great conversations about a transforming world, while in the process of being part of that transformation and “leading” in different ways…  to create the opportunities for better conversations. Russell Brand Charles Eistenstein (google his blog / site too) bell hooks on twitter Kenneth Gergen Al Etmanski (and Vickie and Liz) and the incredible artist Hernan Bas because I needed an artist in here… Continue reading the stuff of better conversations…