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September 4, 2018

TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and Tangled Art + Disability announce the opening of “Flourishing: Somehow We Stay Attuned”, the inaugural art exhibition of the “Flourishing” series.

“Flourishing: Somehow We Stay Attuned” is the first of four exhibitions that make up the series, “Flourishing”. Stemming from a nationwide call, “Flourishing” features the work of seven artists who have various disabilities from across Canada, whose work addresses the complexities of what it means to flourish, and how flourishing exists in harmony with, and in juxtaposition to, living with disabilities.

Featuring the works of Peter Owusu-Ansah, Sarah Ferguson, and Salima Punjani, “Flourishing: Somehow We Stay Attuned” evokes new dynamics of the disabled experience by re-worlding narratives for non-normative embodiments of the future. Each artist uses their work as a springboard for us to challenge our understandings of bodies, both our own and those of others.

WHAT: “Flourishing: Somehow We Stay Attuned” Art Exhibition
WHERE: Tangled Art Gallery S-122, 401 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
WHEN:
Media Preview: Friday, September 7, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: Friday, September 7 – October 19, 2018

“Flourishing” is a part of CACL’s Promoting Human Flourishing in the Context of Medical Assistance in Dying project. 

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) is a family-based association assisting people with intellectual disabilities and their families to lead the way in advancing inclusion in their own lives and in their communities. We do this in Canada and around the world by sharing leadership for inclusion, engaging community, seeding innovation and supporting research.

Tangled Art Gallery is Canada’s first fully accessible disability arts gallery dedicated to advancing accessible programming and curatorial practices. Tangled Art Gallery is proud to be barrier-free, cost- free, and open to the public. All events include ASL Interpretation, Attendant Care, and trained sighted guides. Service animals are welcome. We ask that audiences help us make our events scent free.

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Media Contact:
Agata Zieba, Senior Communications Officer, CACL, azieba@cacl.ca.