Art Works!: Careers in the Visual Arts and People with Disabilities
April 28, 2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
About the Event:
The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD) is dedicated to furthering the cause of inclusion in every aspect of life—and the arts are no exception. GCPD is proud to present a panel of professional artists with disabilities and provide their insight into what’s needed to make a career in the visual arts. In this 1.5 hour session panelists will share their path towards commercial success and their creative and acclaimed art with our audience. The webinar will close with our statewide call for artists for the 2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month poster competition.
Grant Manier - He is an award-winning artist and advocate, capturing the attention of national media and being honored with awards multiple times for his Eco-impressionism. Grant's most recent venture through art is his new children’s book series.
Sam Eiler - Sam is inspired by illustrated characters and works in a wide variety of two and three-dimensional mediums, including drawing, ceramics, and puppet making. Sam has been a SAGE Studio artist since December 2018.
John Bramblitt - After losing his sight in 2001, John decided to pick up a paintbrush, never expected anyone to see one of his paintings. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Discovery Channel, most major news outlets and has been sold in over 120 countries.
Nancy Wood - She is a classically trained artist currently using photography and digital media to explore the aesthetics of the natural landscape. She has been participating in exhibits with Art Spark Texas since 2013 and won the Texas NDEAM Poster Competition in 2017.
Real time captioning and sign language interpreters will be provided for this session. If you need other accommodations or have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-463-5740.