A nationwide tour of photography, sculpture and painting by young artists with disabilities opened Monday evening at MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery.
“In/finite Earth” features work from fifteen artists between the ages of 16 and 25 with disorders like dyslexia and autism.
The pieces “illuminate [the artists’] innovative viewpoints at the intersection of environmentalism, creativity and disability,” according to a description of the show by the Smithsonian Institute. “‘In/finite Earth’ is a call to artists to engage in the physical, emotional and creative ties we share across our planet, and present their artistic perspectives regarding the natural world, sustainability and our collective future.”
Ceramics major Kelsey Young, who herself has diabetes and dyslexia, called the show “inspiring.”
“The artists having disabilities makes each piece an expression of that disease,” said senior Austin Wood. “I think it challenges the notion of ‘disabilities. While [a disabled artist] may lack in proficiency in one area, their creativity is out of this world.”
“In/finite Earth” will be on display until Oct. 1 in room 224 of Todd Hall.
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