This Fall the In-Definite Arts Society (IDAS) is excited to be partnering with Solara Dental Care to exhibit the work of member artists with developmental disabilities.
The In-Definite Arts Society is a non-profit community organization providing visual arts programs for 180 active members/artists with disabilities each year. Since its beginnings in 1975, In-Definite Arts has continually been a leader and innovator in Calgary’s art and disability sectors, playing a significant role in supporting artists with disabilities, promoting their artwork and advocating for inclusion within contemporary practice. Artwork by In-Definite Arts artists can be found year-round in the IDAS Optimist Gallery, as well as in numerous corporate and public spaces across Calgary.
The artwork currently on display at Solara is a collection of batik art created at In-Definite Arts during a studio residency with Canadian artist Ewa Sniatycka in 2012. Under Ewa’s instruction, artists investigated new approaches to textile design and patterning by learning about stamping, wax resists and fabric dyes. The resulting work now on display reveals the diversity of spirit and talent fostered daily in the IDAS studios. Also featured at Solara right now is a large scale acrylic diptych by member artist Chris Steppler. A dedicated and prolific artist, Chris is best known for his vibrant landscape paintings characterized by dynamic treatments of sky and light. All of In-Definite Arts’ artwork is available for sale, and artists receive 70% of the proceeds from each sale.
Our sincerest thanks are extended to Solara for making this exhibition partnership possible. It is through the support of creative and like-minded organizations such as Solara that In-Definite Arts is able to promote diverse artists and to advance Disability Pride.
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