On Sunday, June 22, the Making Our Mark exhibition held its opening reception at City Hall, as part of the 2014 Works Art & Design Festival.
Making Our Mark emerged thanks to an Edmonton Arts Council grant which brought together professional SNAP Gallery artists, University of Alberta Anthropology students, and Skills Society support workers. This collective met weekly throughout the Spring of 2014 in the SNAP print shop to share stories and make art together, in order to explore three themes that relate to Citizenship: Pride, Play, and Freedom. The project aimed to inspire fresh thinking about the diverse and rich perspectives that citizens with disabilities bring to our communities. Through collaboration with professional artists, Making Our Markenhanced the value and visibility of these perspectives.
The Making Our Mark exhibition will remain on display at City Hall through July 3.
Read an article about the project over on the Project Citizenship website