Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale is one of only a handful of juried art shows in the world exclusively featuring artists with disabilities. Held every spring since 1963, the Art Show & Sale is a much anticipated event attracting hundreds of artists and thousands of visitors from Minnesota and around the world each year. The Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale provides a forum for artists with disabilities to sell their work, promotes the talents of artists with disabilities, and creates a cherished and inclusive community event for people of all abilities.
El Bohío del Bohiti is an exploration through reclamation. With the Taínos (indigenous to the Caribbean) as the main focus. Figures from Caribbean history take the forefront as colonialist Spanish baroque ornamentation is reversed to exalt figures in history who have been hidden from view. Symbolic religious connections to the islands are examined in an immersive installation that engulfs the viewer with vivid visuals, sounds, and scents. This is not an exaltation of Spanish colonization but an examination of the possibilities within an imaginative peaceful convergence of culture. What could our world look like? What figures would be exalted? Would we still look at this history through white-washed eyes? What could have been made from the gold that remained with us? Would our flags be the same? Would we be a more unified people?
The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) leads the field of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Established in 1977, NWSA has more than 3,000 members worldwide. Our annual conference regularly draws more than 2,300 attendees and is one of the only annual meetings in the US exclusively dedicated to showcasing the latest feminist scholarship.
As we settle into a second COVID winter, with Roe v. Wade in jeopardy, the Omicron variant on the rise, and Antarctica melting at record speeds, it seems a new emergency crops up every day. We aren't equipped to endure this much tragedy, and certainly not for this long. These emotions accumulate and we have nowhere to put them. All we can do is try not to buckle under the weight of it. But some days are harder than others. For this issue, we are debuting pieces that meditate on catharsis, and what it means to feel.
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