Fall 2003 - ART 160:  Art, Medicine, and Disability
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Art, Medicine, and Disability
Exhibition

Worth Ryder Gallery
The University of California, Berkeley
November 17 - 21, 2003
Opening Reception:  Monday November 17, 2003 : 4pm

The Department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley presented student and Bay Area community artwork produced through Professor Katherine Sherwood's class ART 160:  Art, Medicine, and Disability.

Creative projects by students taking the class were exhibited.  In addition, the show included works from participants of four community agencies in the East Bay in which ART 160 students conducted semester-long internships.  These internship sites included the National Institute of Art and Disabilities (NIAD) in Richmond; Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland which also serves a disabled population; BUILD House, a home for 6 children with developmental disabilities, started by one of the parents of the house with the intention of creating a group home where kids are able to be active and have fun; and Healing Expressions, a children's group from the North County Women's Shelter, a shelter for women and children.  Juan Pablo Guitérrez, a San Francisco artist and the subject of a research project by one of the students in the class, contributed to the show as well.

Issues such as physical and mental disability, medicine, illness, epidemics, modern interpretation of Egyptian Fayum portraits, death, sexual practices, AIDS, super-heroes, and Day of the Dead paper constructions were the subjects of works on display.  Co-curators for the exhibit were Indira Martina Mesihovic and Melissa Hacker.  Exhibit poster designed by Haley Criss.  Artabled web pages designed by Lynn Orlando.  Photographs by Luis Alberto de la Garza, modified by Lynn Orlando.