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Accessible Expressions Ohio Opening Reception and Award Ceremony

Accessible Expressions Ohio Opening Reception and Award Ceremony

Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 1–3 p.m.

Free. Ticket details coming soon.

Please join us for an opening reception for the Accessible Expressions Ohio exhibition.

Focused on elevating artists with disabilities in public spaces, this exhibition and opening welcomes artists and their support people from all corners of the state to engage in the afternoon of fellowship and interactive arts experiences. This year, a Cincinnati-based ensemble of adult musicians with disabilities will perform as part of the event schedule. Additionally, Visionaries and Voices, an art studio producing professional-grade art by artists with disabilities, will offer an art-making workshop led by studio members. An awards ceremony will follow art engagement activities.

ASL interpretation and live audio description will support the programs to make the arts engagement experiences more accessible for all.


Schedule of Events

Virtual Walk-Through

12:30 p.m.
Location: Find the livestream on Facebook @ArtPossibleOhio

Join Art Possible Ohio on a virtual walkthrough of Accessible Expressions Ohio in the galleries!


Artist Gathering and Reception

1:00–1:50 p.m.
Location:  Gallery 126 (Fountain Room) & Gallery 127

Mingle and meet other artists in the exhibition. Grab some refreshments, chat with community organizations, make art, and listen to some music from local ensembles


Artmaking with Visionaries and Voices

1–1:50 p.m.
Location: Great Hall

Work with teaching artists from Cincinnati-based Visionaries and Voices to create a unique piece of art to take home.

About Visionaries and Voices: Established in 2003, Visionaries + Voices is a non-profit organization that provides creative, professional, and educational opportunities to more than 125 visual artists with disabilities. Learn more here.


Performance by musicians from Ken Anderson Alliance

1 p.m.: Lightning Dragons
1:30 p.m.: The Seasons
Location: Gallery 126 (Fountain Room)

Lightning Dragons and The Seasons, two original ensembles from Cincinnati-based Ken Anderson Alliance, will provide musical entertainment during the opening reception.

About Ken Anderson Alliance: Ken Anderson Alliance provides live, work and engage opportunities for adults with disabilities. The Engage program, Melodic Connections, empowers adults of all abilities share their talents and build community relationships through music. Learn more here.


*Accessible Expressions Ohio Awards Ceremony

2–2:45 p.m.
Location: Gallery 105

In this special ceremony Art Possible Ohio will highlight four Ohio cultural organizations receiving the first ever Arts Partner In Accessibility Awards and celebrate ALL Accessible Expressions Ohio 2024 artists, including the announcement of this year’s winners!

*The Awards Ceremony will be recorded and shared via Art Possible Ohio’s Youtube channel.


If you need accessibility accommodations, please contact us in advance at [email protected].

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