Turning the Clocks Forward Again is traveling to Mt. Vernon, MO

Carl Weleba

Join us for the first exhibition in a series of traveling exhibitions for Turning the Clocks Forward Again an anthology and an exhibition of artwork by Missouri writers and artists living with disabilities. The public is invited to attend the opening reception of Turning the Clocks Forward Again on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Mt. Vernon Regional Arts Council in Mt. Vernon, MO located at 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd 65712 reception from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. The exhibit is on view from April 5, 2015 – June 7, 2014. If you have any questions you can call The Mt. Vernon Regional Arts Council at (417)466-2122.

VSA Missouri’s third visual and literary arts anthology Turning the Clocks Forward Again features the work of 27 writers and artists living with disabilities from across the state. The travelling exhibit features the artistic work of 12 professional visual artists included in the anthology. As with the anthology, the exhibit demonstrates that work by artists living with disabilities is just as varied and rich as any other diverse group of artists.

“All of the contributions were singularly sincere, inventive and emotionally poignant. What felt rare was the work's consistent tone of necessity: this was work done out of clear personal need, rather than mere whim or empty craft.” says literary editor Jessic Baran. In visual arts, juror, Peter Pranschke’s statement regarding his selections he offered these thoughts “the work that made it into this anthology certainly deserves special consideration. These pieces stood out to me for their beauty, the skill with which they were crafted and their originality. The dedication and commitment it takes to create such works is remarkable.”

The exhibiting visual artists featured in Turning the Clocks Forward Again include: Tina Blatter Kansas City, MO, Dave Carter Kirksville, MO, Rob Cornman Sunset Hills, MO, Ted D. Gillespie St. Louis, MO, The Artist Grimm Cape Girardeau, MO, Rhiannon Gurley St. Louis, MO – Springfield, IL, Paul Lodes St. Louis, MO, Lynn May Richland, MO, Hal Moran St. Charles, MO, Stephen Proski Kansas City, MO, Natalie Renee Toney St. Ann, MO and Carl J. Weleba Bridgeton, MO.

VSA Missouri is a statewide organization promoting access to the arts for people with disabilities. VSA Missouri envisions a truly inclusive community where people with disabilities participate in the same professional development, educational, and leisure opportunities in the arts as people without disabilities.

In 2009, VSA Missouri published its first anthology Blindness Isn’t Black, featuring the work of more than 20 Missouri artists and writers with mental or physical disabilities; this April, VSA released its second anthology, Where We Can Read the Wind, featuring the work of 26 writers and artists with disabilities from across the state in 2011.

Where: 
Mt. Vernon Regional Arts Council
When: 
Apr 5 2014 - 6:00pm to Jun 7 2014 - 5:00pm