Ranger Station hosts ‘Nothing Without Us’

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Years in the making, and the Ranger Station Art Gallery’s latest display featuring artists who live with disabilities is finally here.

“We are really excited it’s finally happening,” said Ed Stenson of the Kent Harrison Arts Council.

“Nothing Without Us” aims to amplify the voices of those so often unheard – those of artists living with disabilities. The display features the work of Murray Siple, August Bramhoff, Mujtaba Soloojee, Jeffer LaFaery, Kat Malenica, Rose Williams, Karen Colville, Theresa Moleski, Laurie Landry, Margaux Wosk and Meghan Carich.

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture curates this show. The multidisciplinary non-profit has been around for more than 20 years, promoting professional artists living with disabilities and making space for them across the landscape of Canadian art.

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“Kickstart’s mission is to produce and present works by artists with disabilities and to promote artistic excellence among these artists,” says a release from the Kent Harrison Arts Council. “Their objectives are to encourage and support artists to create and present authentic interpretations of the disability experience; to provide opportunities for the development and advancement of artists with disabilities; and to promote practices that will make the arts more accessible to all members of the Canadian public.”

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These opportunities for artists with disabilities include not only gallery showings but artist talks, concerts and literary events.

“Nothing Without Us” runs from now until Dec. 6 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit the Kent Harrison Arts Council online at www.kentharrisonartscouncil.com or call 778-819-8668.

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