Artist Talk: Reveca Torres

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Date(s) - 09/18/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Gallery 400

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Join us for an artist talk in the Gallery 400 Lecture Room, beginning at 6 p.m.. 3arts at UIC fellow Reveca Torres speaks about her multifaceted arts practice focused on accurate representations of those living with disabilities from her perspective as an art maker, community organizer, and film festival director.
Reveca was injured and paralyzed in a car accident at the age of 13. She started a nonprofit called Backbones in 2009 that provides resources and support for others living with spinal injuries (SCI). Reveca is the director of ReelAbilities Film Festival Chicago and has curated touring photography and art exhibitions that showcase the work of people with disabilities and bring awareness to disability rights.
We will provide ASL Interpretation and Audio Description. For the most current accessibility information, please contact Gallery 400 at 312.996.611, gallery400@uic.edu, or check our Facebook page for updates.
This free event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today, which explores how disabled artists and designers in Chicago were integral to the development of a local and national disability rights movement, creating radical change for more than one-fifth of the US population. More
Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today is presented as part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

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