Where We Can Read The Wind

Where We Can Read the Wind Book Cover

VSA Missouri’s Where We Can Read the Wind anthology features the work of 26 writers and artists with disabilities from across the state. It was named as one of the year’s “Best Books,” by Missouri Life magazine. The travelling exhibit features 10 professional visual artists included in the anthology.  As with the anthology, the exhibit demonstrates that work by artists with disabilities is just as varied and rich as any other diverse group of artists.

David Kontra, one of the 10 featured artists in the exhibit, started his art career at age nine as a way to cope with the loss of vision. He was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at age 16 and today has less than five percent vision in his left eye and only light perception in his right. In his words, David says it is like looking through a straw and thus he has to rely on his memory in order to create his work.

The other participating artists are Christa Carpenter, Springfield, MO, Dave Carter, Kirksville, MO, Robert Cornman, Sunset Hills, MO, Shannon Drew, Wentzville, MO, Carol Fleming, St. Louis, MO, Lynne Green, St. Louis, MO, David Kontra, Norwood, MO, Hal Moran, St. Charles, MO, Patrick Patterson, Cape Girardeau, MO and John Robinson, Kansas City, MO.

The exhibit runs January 11, 2013 thru March 9, 2013 at the at the Regional Arts Commission at 6128 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63112 from 5:30 – 7:30.

Regional Arts Commission
Jan 11 2013 to Mar 9 2013