Disability Portraiture Project Community Gathering


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Disability Portraiture Project Community Gathering

December 16, 2022 @ 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States

Join us for an evening community gathering at Access Living, where you will see portraits created by community members and the students in the Materials and Media in Art Therapy Class in the art therapy and counseling department at the School of the Art institute of Chicago.


  • 5:00-6:00pm, Social Hour+
  • 6:00-7:00pm, Meet the portrait makers

Access Information

  • ASL interpreter will be available from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Real time captioning will be available from 6:00-7:00pm.

Access Living is a scent free building. Please refrain from wearing scented products, such as scented lotion, perfume and cologne. All areas of the building are wheelchair accessible.

Please note that masks are required for entry into the Access Living building and must be worn at all times. You will also be asked to show proof of vaccination (if vaccinated) and to complete a health screener upon entry into the building.

E´╗┐mail Beth at bbendtsen@accessliving.org or call (312) 640-2156 with access requests or questions.

Sponsor Information

This project is brought to you by the Arts and Culture Project at Access Living, an independent living center for people with disabilities, Bodies of Work: Network of Disability Art and Culture, and the Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL). DCAL, a teaching lab housed under the department of art therapy and counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a platform for creative disability art and advocacy projects, DCAL uses a peer support and collective care model in which disability community members from Access Living and art therapy graduate students collaborate as disability culture makers for social change.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Shirley Ryan Abilities Lab. The contents of this project were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RTCP0005). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this project do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.