Tap the Potential, a very special art exhibit

Oct. 9, 2012

Tap the Potential events celebrate creative talents of performers and artists with disabilities

Visitors passing through Milwaukee until October 18 have an opportunity to view a very special art exhibit at Mitchell International Airport--one of the highlights of Milwaukee County’s observation of Disabilities Awareness Month. The public is invited to attend a Tap the Potential reception from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on Thursday, October 18 featuring the VSA Singers, Easter Seals Color Guard, guest speakers Cammy Draheim and Barbara Leigh, and additional performances. The art exhibit incorporates works from “Creative Power”, VSA Wisconsin’s traveling statewide art exhibit.

Milwaukee Public Theatre, along with the Milwaukee County Office of Persons with Disabilities, VSA Wisconsin , Goodwill of SE Wisconsin, Life Navigators, Independence First, Milwaukee Center for Independence, Curative Rehabilitation Center and the Grand Avenue Club are coordinating the free public art events called Tap the Potential.

A number of music, poetry, theatre and other art exhibits are also scheduled. Details may be found at www.milwaukeepublictheatre.org/TapPotential, or call 414-347-1685.

Monday, October 15, time tba
Flash Mob with Gaenslen School
Clas Park (outside Milwaukee County Courthouse)

Monday, October 15
Humor and Healing: The Art of Healing from a Patient’s Point of View
Excerpts from Barbara Leigh/Milwaukee Public Theatre at Marquette University

Wednesday, October 17, 10:30 am
Pieces: In My Own Voice, Prince of Peace School

Thursday, October 18, 11:30 am
Tap the Potential Artist Reception
Mitchell International Airport
Speakers, awards, refreshments, performers

Friday, October 19
Gallery Night
Independence First, 540 S. First Street
Bold/Visual 2012. The Strong Hearts Step Team will perform at 7 pm on Gallery Night.

Friday, October 19, 6 pm
Gallery Night, Mud River Lee, The Grand Avenue Club, 604 N. Water St.

Tuesday, October 23, 8:00 and 10:00 am
Pieces: In My Own Voice, Brown Deer High School

Wednesday, October 24
Children of the Sun/Jahmes Finlayson drum troupe, MSOE Wheelchair Days basketball game

Wednesday, October 24
Cammy Draheim, Watercolor Therapy to Music
Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility
(not open to the public)

Friday, October 26, 6 pm
Reincarnation: Visual art, poetry and prose by Nadia Smale
Orcanine Abbey, 1718 N. First Street, Studio 5N2

Sunday, October 28, 9:15 am
Mud River Lee
Unitarian Church North

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 11:30 am
William Sweeney, piano
Wilson Park Senior Center


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