What is disability? An International Call for Postcards

November 9, 2009

Dear Students:

Next week, Stephanie Moore from VSA Arts, a local art organization, will be visiting to my Humanities I "Perspectives on Disability" classes to discuss an exciting upcoming art project. She will be in classroom 14C at 10:15 a.m. and classroom 14A at 3:15p.m. at the Downtown campus on Monday, November 16. All are invited to attend while she discusses their project What is disability? An International Call for Postcards.. She has worked previously with other members of the Corcoran community, and is excited to be visiting next week!

VSA Arts invites your participation in a collaborative art project. We're taking a creative approach to investigate the different ways people interpret the same word: disability. The call is open to everyone around the world-people of different cultures, ethnicities, geographic locations, and abilities. You do not have to consider yourself an "artist" to participate.  Please contact Stephanie Moore, Director of Visual Arts, at slmoore@vsarts.org to receive a shipment of printed calls for the project (available while supplies last) or contact her with queries about their project. Additional copies of the postcard and alternative formats can be found here: www.vsarts.org/postcardproject.

The deadline for receipt of postcards is February 5, 2010. VSA Arts will curate an exhibition, both online and in Washington, D.C., to represent the submissions as part of the 2010 International VSA Arts Festival held June 6-12, 2010. If you have any additional questions, please contact me at nolana_yip@corcoran.edu.

Many thanks,


Nolana Yip

Adjunct Faculty

Arts &  Humanities Department