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                    Aug 26, 2016 
 
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Celebrating Abilities
August 1 - August 31
We would like to thank all the wonderful artists who were able to attend our August 14th Reception at Marbles Kids Museum.  You can still enjoy the work of our talented young artists through the end of August.  


Artist T'alia with her Heart Painting
(pictured above with her dad!) 

  
Sharon Hentz

Summer Intern Jensen Collins

Audio Describer Training

Friday, Sep. 30 & Saturday, Oct. 1
Arts Access is pleased to offer this workshop for people interested in becoming audio describers. Participants in this training are eligible to audition for Audio Describer employment opportunities with Arts Access.
What is Audio Description?
Audio Description is a narration service for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The audio describer provides an ongoing dialogue of visual events that are taking place.
Participants will Learn
-how to articulate visual details effectively and in the moment
-tips for bringing audio description back to your organization
-how to enhance the theater or gallery experience for the blind and low vision audience
Where: Arts Access, 505 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27605
Cost: $300
To Register: Reserve your spot by sending an email to Jennifer Marshburn, marshburn_jennifer@yahoo.com or call Arts Access at 919-833-9919 for more information. 
A registration link will be available on our website next week.

New Accessible features at the 
7th Annual African American Cultural Festival

Where: Fayetteville Street & City Plaza 
When: Labor Day Weekend, September 3 & 4
   Saturday, 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday, 1:00pm - 10:00pm


The African American Cultural Festival is a celebration of African American culture as expressed through art, music, dance, food, and community. This year the festival will be offering ASL interpreted performances of its Storytelling presentation (Sat and Sunday), and accessible drop-off for those with physical disabilities. 
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit their website.

Wake Forest Dementia Awareness Education Series

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 South Brooks Street
9:30 - 11:30 am

 
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre is hosting its third workshop of their Dementia Awareness Education Series. The topic of the Tuesday, September 20 workshop is Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors and will focus on common behavioral challenges associated with Alzheimer's disease. Workshops are free, however pre-registration is required. Register online here.

Save the date!
WE ARE HERE! 
Raleigh’s largest cultural resource fair focused on inclusion and universal access!

Where: Five Points Active Adults Center
When: October, 16 from 1-4pm

 
WE ARE HERE is a resource fair designed to help arts organizations promote accessibility and connect people with disabilities to cultural arts opportunities. 
Featuring performances, activities, and accommodations by artists from participating organizations that highlight each organization's inclusion efforts. Presented by Arts Access, Arts Together, Artspace, CAM Raleigh, Cary Visual Art, PineCone, Raleigh Little Theatre, and VAE Raleigh.  Thank you to the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and United Arts of Wake County for a grant to make this even possible!

 

Access Theatre Classes presented by 
Raleigh Little Theatre

 

Our friends at Raleigh Little Theatre are offering theatre classes for students with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Instructors incorporate theatre games and exercises, which provide the benefits of improving self-confidence, social, and communication skills, as well as giving your child an opportunity to learn basic acting skills. Support staff are welcome to attend. Space is limited, so register online today!

   
 

Kudos To Our Partner In Access!

 
Did you know that the VSA offers a variety of arts programs for young artists of all different media. There is a program perfect for you!

 

Upcoming AD Performances:

 

Million Dollar Quartet at Cape Fear Regional Theatre, September 15, 7:30pm

Das Rheingold at Meymandi Concert Hall by NC Opera, September 18, 3:00pm

Detroit 67" at Playmakers Reperetory Theatre, September 20, 7:30pm

Mothers and Sons at Raleigh Little Theatre, October 2, 3:00pm

Skylight at Burning Coal Theatre, October 9, 2:00pm

Oklahoma at Cary Players, October 9, 3:00pm

Nickel & Dimed at Justice Theatre, October 22, 2:00pm

Holes at Cary Youth Applause, October 23, 3:00pm

 

 

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