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SusanneAndAmandaAsheville Ability Arts Fair
Friday, March 22, 2013 4pm‐8pm

The focus of this event is to Expand the Conversation: on disability awareness, the arts, and community services.  It’s free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Location: Lenoir Rhyne University at the Chamber of Commerce

Everyone is welcome!  Families with their children, individuals with disabilities, teachers, students, service provider staff, and all community members are warmly invited to an entertaining and educational evening!

Performances and Presentations, plus much more:

  • Storytelling: Narrative of Late Deafness, by Laura Hope‐Gill
  • Expressive arts: Puppets, poetry reading, theater performance
  • Films: Shorts and a documentary on inclusive theater
  • Artists with a disability exhibiting their work
  • Service providers sharing information on their programs

All events are on the 3rd floor of the Visitors Center, which is fully accessible.
A sign‐language interpreter will be available.
For more info, or to apply for a service‐provider table

Lenoir‐Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies
36 Montford Ave., 3rd Floor, Asheville, NC 28801

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You are invited to a screening of the film ” A New Kind of Listening”
Thursday, October 28, 12:00 – 1:30
Intercultural Center, Highsmith Student Union, Room 114, UNC Asheville
Polly Medlicott will speak about the making of the film from 12:00 – 12:20 with the showing of the movie beginning at 12:20.
A New Kind of Listening is an hour-long documentary by NC filmmaker Kenny Dalsheimer which takes us inside the  creative work of the Community Inclusive Theater Group, as director Richard Reho inspires cast members, some with disabilities, to be writers, actors and dancers in an original collaborative performance piece.
In the process, Chris, who has never spoken a word and has been mislabeled “profoundly mentally retarded”, breaks through into stunning self-expression.
Together they prove that a small community arts initiative has the power to transform lives.

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