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DisArt Stories Matter: Elizabeth Van Arragon explains how fashion can reframe categories of normal, beautiful, powerful

Submitted 04-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Elizabeth Van Arragon, DisArt Exhibitions Coordinator, explains how creating a fashion show with Disabled models came to be a central part of the DisArt Festival- and encapsulates the whole festival in the way it works to center design around the client.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Karen Weaver shares what drew her to volunteering for first year of festival

Submitted 04-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Karen Weaver says she loves being a part of the first year of things- and that's why she wanted to be a part of DisArt in its inaugural year. She's loved seeing the "grace in people's eyeballs" as new friendships and bonds are formed between volunteers.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Jill Vyn explains creating culture of volunteers at festival

Submitted 04-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Festival Developer Jill Vyn explains the culture of welcome and acceptance that has been a part of developing the volunteer community at the DisArt Festival from the beginning- and how she's watching that culture of welcome play out in the way volunteers interact with the public.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Nkechi Okwuwasi shares why she volunteered for fashion show

Submitted 04-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Young Nkechi Okwuwasi says her godmother told her about volunteer opportunities at the DisArt Festival and that she wanted to get involved. Here she explains what drew her to volunteer specifically for the fashion show.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Tom Wagner shares favorite collaborations in "Icebreaker" exhibit at KCAD

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

Tom Wagner says the most interesting part of the the exhibit has been watching people interact with the art, since everything in "Icebreaker" was designed to be touched by the viewer.

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Catalyst Radio: Creative Youth Center teaches writing, gives youth enthusiasm for learning

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

CYC works to provide avenues for publishing kids’ writings, leading to a strong sense of identity.

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Wednesday! Free OKT Earth Day Spring Tree Tour

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

OKT urban forester, Laura Casaletto, will lead us through Garfield Park where we will munch leaves and nibble flowers together for Earth Day.

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DisArt packs house with runway fashion show celebrating accessible clothing

Submitted 04-20-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Robert Andy Coombs aimed to spark conversation about the importance of having functional clothing for people with disabilities.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Mother Gillian Young explains benefits of compression design

Submitted 04-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

As a participant in Friday night's DisArt Fashion Show, young Daniel benefited from compression fabric and sensory inputs-and delighted in his Mickey Mouse cape- in an outfit designed especially for him. Here Mom explains how the design helps her son move more easily.

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Mayor Heartwell responds live to citizen concerns

Submitted 04-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, April 13, Mayor Heartwell answered questions live on GRTV and The Rapidian. He answered questions about the DisArt Festival and the Year of Art & Access, Proposition 1 and access to quality food for all residents.

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