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Join the Fed Galleries @KCAD for a wide range of programming during DisArt Festival 2015

The Fed Galleries @KCAD Gallery Hours

Regular Gallery Hours:

Tues - Fri 11:00am - 8:00pm | Sat 11:00am - 6:00pm

DisArt Festival Hours | April 10 - April 25, 2015:

Tues - Fri 11:00am - 8:00pm | Sat - Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm


Here at the Fed Galleries we are excited about all the events and activities scheduled over the next two weeks for DisArt Festival 2015. As an educational institution we strive to support artists and artwork that create new experiences that transcend the gallery, and challenge conventional presentations of contemporary art today. With that focus, we believe that art provides an interesting context in which to think about the ideas that will be presented throughout the multi-venue festival.

“The opportunity to participate as one of the venues hosting the cornerstone exhibition of the DisArt Festival, Art of the Lived Experiment, is a privilege and a wonderful reminder of the importance of celebrating our differences. Through this programming we can continue to work toward removing barriers and enriching our gallery experience through multi-sensory art investigations. Creating an inclusive environment begins with changing society's views of and behaviors towards disabled people, and this exhibition provides the framework to do just that.” – Michele Bosak, Fed Galleries @KCAD Curator of Exhibitions

Following this Friday’s opening of Art of the Lived Experiment, we will be hosting a series of programs that invite the community to reimagine what it means to live with disability while exploring and engaging practices of the artists presented in our exhibitions.


DisArt Festival Events hosted at Kendall College of Art & Design:

Art of the Lived Experiment Reception

Featured artists: Anna Berndtson, Brian Catling, Wendy Jacob, Floris Kaayak, Sinead and Hugh O’Donnell, Bekki Perriman, Aaron Williamson

Friday April 10 | Fed Galleries @KCAD | 17 Pearl St NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

6:00 – 10:00pm Opening of Art of the Lived Experiment, in conjunction with GRAM & UICA

7:00pm Performance by Brian Catling

7:30pm Performance by Wendy Jacob


Collective Pressure’s Big Block Party (part of Art.Downtown)

Friday April 10 | 6:00 – 10:00pm 



April 10 - April 25 | The Fed Galleries @KCAD 

Friday April 10 | 6:00 - 10:00pm - Opening Reception

Friday April 17 | 8:00pm - Ice Cream Social


Living with Creativity

April 10 - April 25 | Gallery 104 | 17 Fountain St. NW 


Art of the Lived Experiment Discussion and Performance

Saturday April 11 | 12:00 - 2:00 pm | The Fed Galleries @KCAD


New Fumes Performance wsg. Fuxa 

Saturday April 11 | 9:00pm | Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, Room 217 | 17 Pearl St. NW


DisArt Fashion Discussion & Roundtable

Friday April 17 | 9:30am - 11:30am | Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, Room 217 | 17 Pearl St. NW


DisArt Fashion Runway Show & Reception

Friday April 17 | 7:00pm Runway Show | 8:00pm Reception



Art of the Lived Experiement and the DisArt Festival are supported in part by: 

The National Endowment for the Arts, The Wege Foundation, Ferris State University, Universal Mind, The Grand Rapids Community Foundation.


For a complete schedule for the DisArt Festival visit the events page on their website. For the most up to date news on programming at the Fed Galleries like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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