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Canada: Summer Art Events

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Canada: Summer Art Events

Fair in the Square, a free community concert, celebration and BBQ Sunday, May 27, 11 to 2 pm Victory SquarePark, Vancouver (surrounded by Hastings, Cambie, Pender and Hamilton) Susan K. E. Howard, 604-783-0002 susan.howard@centralcityfoundation.ca First Saturdays, a community of artists who open their studios on the first Saturday of every month. June 2, 12 to 5 [...]

Dan Keplinger: a Compelling Disabled Painter and Public Speaker

Dan Keplinger: a Compelling Disabled Painter and Public Speaker

On January 19th 1973, Dan Keplinger was still born in Baltimore, Maryland, not breathing at all.  In error, Dan was placed aside by the Dr’s mistaking him for dead. Dan went through a minute without air. Reviving himself, and for the lack of Oxygen to his brain for such a long time, Dan developed Cerebral [...]

A.J Brown: Voicing Through Images In Her Silent World

A.J Brown: Voicing Through Images In Her Silent World

A.J. Brown set about exploring various arts as a way to surmount personal fears in 1999. A nightmare she had as a child is among one of them, which is an allegory of her life:” I’m deep at the bottom of a well, looking up. I see the Sesame Street puppets with their mouths opening and [...]

The Amazed Art of Paper Cutting by Chinese Disabled Artist

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The Amazed Art of Paper Cutting by Chinese Disabled Artist

In the summer of 2005, at the launching ceremony of Lyon Cultural Week of Sino-French Culture Year, Mayor of Lyon, Gérard Collomb was presented with two ingenious gifts by Mayor of Guangzhou,  Guangning Zhang. The gifts are paper cutting work representing the government building of Guangzhou and the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, which excited [...]

A Magic Flute Enchanted a College Student to Learn From a Disabled Street Artist

A Magic Flute Enchanted a College Student to Learn From a Disabled Street Artist

Lao Hu, 54, sustained a terrible car accident in 2005. It was all of 8 days before he came back to consciousness, with his left leg disabled and a large chunk of his skull excised on the right side thus having the right brain impaired and blinding him in the right eye. If one often [...]

Blind Artist Zhipeng Gao: Composes a Bright World

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Blind Artist Zhipeng Gao: Composes a Bright World

Blind Artist Zhipeng Gao: Composes a Bright World. I waved my hand again to the past/ It’s all gone with the wind / A thousand thoughts traversed my mind / How can my heart stand it / The sea of life is billowing / How can the boat of life be steered / Never mind [...]