The art of being in your body, expanding your sensory awareness, and connecting to other bodies. With a focus on body image, sexuality, chronic illness, and disability issues.
Amber DiPietra is a community practice artist, poet, performer, disability rights advocate, intimacy coach, and a Certified Sexological Bodyworker/Somatic Sex Educator.
I want to go to this, but I can't! Someone go and report back at the next W2C class--please!
Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture: Riva Lehrer Monday, April 11, 7:30-9 pm Co-presented with Disability Studies **NEW LOCATION** Westminster House Common Room 2315 College Ave, 2nd Floor (at Bancroft Way) Art Practice and Disability Studies are pleased to present the final Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture of the 2010-11 academic year. Riva Lehrer is a Chicago-based painter, teacher and writer who has lived with spina bifida since birth. For Lehrer, the disabled body is intensely beautiful, memorable, unexpected, and lived in with great self-awareness. These are not bodies that are taken for granted or left unexplored. This beauty has often stayed unseen despite the constant, invasive public stare. Disability is complex; it demands images that combine hard facts with unexpected gifts. Lehrer has lived and exhibited in Chicago since 1980. She has had solo exhibitions at the Lafayette Museum of Art, the Chicago Cultural Center, Susan Cummins Gallery (Mill Valley, CA), the University of Notre Dame, and A.I.R. Gallery (NY). Museum shows include the Chicago Cultural Center, the Mary and Leigh Bloch Museum (Evanston, IL), the Mobile Museum of Art (Mobile, AL), the Arnot Museum (Elmira, NY), the Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA), the United Nations (NY), the Muskegon Museum of Art (MI), the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, D.C.), the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, CT), and the DeCordova Museum (Lincoln, MA). Awards include the Wynn Newhouse Award for Artists of Excellence, the Carol J. Gill Award for Disability Culture, and the National Endowment in the Arts Individual Fellowship. She is curator of the Access Living Collection of Art. http://www.rivalehrer.com http://ugis.ls.berkeley.edu/ds/