Thursday, December 6, 2018

Independence Center and Hear Here Poetry join forces for Give! celebration

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click to enlarge Give! The Gift of a Creative Community, 6-7:30 p.m., Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 
30 W. Dale St., free, facebook.com/TheIndependenceCenter. - TIM ASHLEY
  • Tim Ashley
  • Give! The Gift of a Creative Community, 6-7:30 p.m., Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 
30 W. Dale St., free, facebook.com/TheIndependenceCenter.
Collaboration often proves to be a benefit of the Give! Campaign, the nonprofit civic arm of Indy parent company Colorado Publishing House. Each year, participating organizations with different missions use this opportunity to combine their talents and their purposes into something new. In this case, The Independence Center, which provides services to people with disabilities, and Hear Here Poetry, a collective of spoken-word poets, have come together for a joint Give! celebration of creativity, with support from Mike’s Camera and the Bemis School of Art. At the Fine Arts Center, enjoy readings by Hear Here poets Andrew Ziegler and Nancy Perez, plus a tour of The Independence Center’s PhotoVoice Project. Launched in May 2018 and first exhibited in July, the PhotoVoice Project is meant to “shed light on those things in the daily lives of people with disabilities, which promote an accessible and inclusive space, versus those that do not,” according to The Independence Center. Through photography and the written word, local people with disabilities documented barriers to accessibility they encountered throughout their daily lives, as well as moments they felt seen and hopeful. Viewing the project should provide ample opportunity to understand the importance of The Independence Center’s services, all while enjoying artwork and poetry by locals. 

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