on view Sept. 27 – Nov. 2, 2012
opening reception Thurs., Sept. 27, 6-8pm

Through the lenses of four Ohio and one international photographer, Shifting Perspectives: In the Community will be a celebration of acceptance, capturing the joy and wonder of what it is like to be human and living with Down syndrome. The exhibition will be on view at Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin, Sept. 27 through Nov. 2.

In close collaboration with Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio, Dublin Arts Council has paired photographers with 13 local members of the Down syndrome community, creating images that challenge conventional attitudes and perceptions of identity and individuality. Through the medium of photography, this exhibition will focus on the everyday life experiences of individuals living with Down syndrome, providing a sensitive exploration of diversity in all of its permutations.

Shifting Perspectives’ curator/photographer Richard Bailey will travel to Dublin Arts Council for the exhibition, pairing some of his recent images from the United Kingdom with those from central Ohio photographers Jim Langman, Barb Schwartz, Kate Shannon and Hosana Tekie.

The exhibition opens with a reception Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m., and an artists’ talk at 7 p.m.

The exhibition is supported by Cardinal Health, The Dublin Foundation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, Ohio Arts Council, a Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Grant from Greater Columbus Arts Council, CVS Caremark, the National Endowment for the Arts, City of Dublin and Holiday Inn Express Columbus-Dublin. Beverages and catering for the reception events are graciously provided by Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits and Bleu & Fig.

Exhibition hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through October, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and closes Nov. 2, 2012. The exhibition is free of charge and all are welcome.

Pictured: Andrew Williams at work.
Photography by Richard Bailey.

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