Arts For All Kentucky Presents: Signs and Symbols

Posted on April 27, 2020

 

Signs and Symbols

April 27-June 30

A collection of acrylic paintings created by adult artists with disabilities working at Lifeskills Industries in Bowling Green, KY in collaboration with staff from Arts for All Kentucky. The subjects of the paintings include American Sign Language (ASL), common gestures, and disability awareness messages.

Arts for All Kentucky, providing arts and education programs that allow people with disabilities to fully participate in the arts.  www.artsforallky.org

SKyPAC galleries are inclusive spaces and we strive to gain additional knowledge through our creative cultural partnership with Arts for All Kentucky. We commonly pose the question, “Are you coming into this space with a willingness and openness to experience something new?” In this exhibition, we hope you will challenge yourself to learn some American Sign Language (ASL). First, learn how your hands form the letters of the alphabet in this simple image.

As you watch the digital exhibition (above), see how many letters you can identify. Try to create the letters as you watch and learn ASL!

In addition to the digital exhibition, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear includes a sign language lesson in his daily Covid19 updates courtesy of his interpreter Virginia Moore. The lesson happens at the very beginning so join in to expand your ASL knowledge each day at 4:00 p.m. CDT on Facebook LIVE.

ASL skills and communication are beneficial for a variety of reasons, join our friend Rachel to learn more in a short video called Learning Sunday! https://youtu.be/3DEzJTxxmlM

This project was done in partnership with LifeSkills, Inc.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to Arts for All Kentucky with state tax dollars and federal funding from the national Endowment of the Arts.

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