Banner for The Art of We: Re•Focus. Info in body text below.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

APRIL 29, 2021
6-7PM CST

Online via Zoom
Free
Interactive
Family-Friendly

Audio Description
ASL Interpretation
Closed Captioning
services provided

YOU’RE INVITED to The Art of We: Re•Focus, our Annual Fundraiser and Opening Night Event for our first-ever online photo exhibit! Mark your calendars and put on your “photo booth finest” for a fun evening celebrating our disability community in our 15th year:
 
• Be the first to get a guided tour of our Re•Focus photo exhibit
• Hear stories from our community
• Zoom selfies and good vibes

• Win a professional portrait session!

This event is online, interactive, free to attend, and family-friendly, with all contributions going towards our $35,000 goal to continue and expand our free self-advocacy classes for adults with disabilities in our community. Together, we can ensure that ACCESS is the way forward with more accessible offerings than ever before.

Audio Description • Closed Captioning • ASL interpretation services provided.

What is Re•Focus?

More than a year since the pandemic began, Upstream Arts wants to ask: who is still missing from our daily consideration? And why?

In this spirit, we invite you to Re·Focus, our upcoming photo exhibit online from April 29 – June 30 centering the self-expression and stories of our disability community. A beautiful retrospective spanning ten years of portrait photography with Upstream Arts participants, Re·Focus will feature some of our favorite diptychs with accompanying stories told through many forms of creative expression. Join us as we playfully confront ableist social isolation with the unapologetically joyful art of the selfie.

 

Maria, one of our adult participants, sits for a studio portrait directed by a peer. Her auburn and purple hair, styled in a chin-length bob, beautifully matches her purple striped sweater. She is eyes-closed in a natural smile, looking off slightly to the side.

Special thank you to our sponsors!

The Graham Smith Team of Keller Williams
MSS
Partnership Resources, Inc. (PRI)
– Maxwell Collyard photography and live-streaming
– Tommy Sar photography

INVEST IN ACCESS!

Any amount gets us closer to our $35,000 goal to continue and expand our free, self-advocacy classes for adults with disabilities.