Anne Leader, Intercession Introspection
Anne Leader
Diane Arthur Smallwood,Torn A Day in my Life
Diane Arthur Smallwood
Torn A Day in my Life
Mary Lang, Ice Water
Mary Lang
Ice Water

The identity exhibit features work by artists with disabilities from across the Commonwealth. The artwork in identity includes all media, and the artists come from different communities, learned their art form in different ways and represent the diversity of the spectrum of people with disabilities. Each artist has self-identified as a "person with a disability," and has shared their perspectives about how having a disability does (or does not) affect and shape them personally and as an artist. The artist’s statements and artwork in the exhibit are meant to open a discussion about the nature of disability in shaping a person’s identity.

Jan. 17 - Feb. 28, 2014
Jan. 17, 2014
5:30 - 9 p.m.

Weber Gallery
The Council on
Developmental Disabilities
1151 S. 4th St.
Louisville, Ky.

March 7 - 9, 2014
(partial exhibit)

Kentucky Crafted:
The Marke
Lexington Convention Center
401 W. Main St.
Lexington, Ky.

April 11 - May 23, 2014

Houchens Gallery
Capital Arts Center
416 E. Main Ave.
Bowling Green, Ky.

Artists and Selected Statements

Julie Baldyga
Robbie Boreland
Terry Bishop
Adrien Brooks
Nancy Black
Sheldon Campbell

Jack Cochran
"I am a late-deafened person; therefore, the language of art is my visual communication mode. I am the first deaf artist to receive a degree in art studio at the University of Kentucky, graduating magna cum laude in 2006. Clearly there is no barrier to appreciating a beautiful piece of art, whether in a tonal study, or of a painting of vibrant flowers, portraits or landscape paintings."

Hope Center for Growth
Sebastian Duverge
Michael Dixon
Chimel Ford
Tony Dunn
Ronald Gosses

Ronald Gosses
"My parents were artists and my involvement in art was natural and early. A childhood accident left me unable to see in three dimensions, and my art was expressionistic, reflecting the still-life world I lived in. Luckily, it did not affect my career as executive vice president for two major retailers in the U.S. and Canada."

Ron Graf
Debra Huber
Barry Herald
Eric Huggins
Steven Hornbach
Daressie (Elaine) Laird

Anne Leader
"There is no bright line between the disabled and the non-disabled. We are all along a continuum of greater or lesser ability. And it is managing our place on that continuum that is the challenge. Do I consider myself disabled? Some days I do, when circumstances force me to acknowledge what I can no longer do, when living alone is not an option, when time in the studio evaporates as daily living and doctors appointments take up all my energy. Other days, with my hands in clay, or in the soil of the garden, or looking at amazing art, or the winter sky at dusk – for those moments it matters not."

Mary Lang
Donna Sherley
Thaniel Ion Lee
Diane Smallwood
Gaylen (Frosty) Rankin
Billy Smith

Carol Shutt
"As you can see from my images in this exhibit, I like to go to my subject rather than have my subject come to me. It’s rarely easy these days, but it’s still well worth the effort."

Carol Thorp
Paul Wallender
Rodney Wilson



Kentucky Arts Council