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Mark O’Brien’s Sessions

Posted October 10th, 2012 by Anthony


I’m puzzled by the new disability movie, “The Sessions.” The movie gives me way too many things to think about—just like life. I’m gratified that a movie about disability gives me so much to ponder.

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Feature by Feature: Chuck Close, Prosopagnosia, and Pixels, Sat Oct 13

Posted October 8th, 2012 by Anthony

Chuck Close self portrait, 1977 print
Feature by Feature
Chuck Close, Prosopagnosia, and Pixels

Lecture by Amanda Cachia
with Rosemarie Garland-Thomson and Anthony Tusler

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Curator Amanda Cachia

Posted June 16th, 2012 by Anthony

Amanda Cachia photo
There’s something going on in the disability art world. Without me noticing until lately, a new level of professionalism and depth of understanding of the representation of disability by disabled artists has emerged. Foremost is the curatorial knowledge and skills of this month’s Telling Our Disability Stories podcast, Amanda Cachia.

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Sandie Yi’s Radical Vision of Beauty, Saturday 11 am, de Young Museum, March 31

Posted March 7th, 2012 by Anthony

Close up of Sandie Yi and her gloves
Sandie Yi will illustrate and discuss Crip Couture, her collection of disability fashion, at the de Young Museum Access Advisors Open House and Disability Arts Festival, 11–noon, Saturday March 31, 2012 in conjunction with the exhibition “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.”

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Year end wrap up: Wild Man Fischer, the Godfather of Outsider Music Dies

Posted December 18th, 2011 by Anthony

Disabled Hit ParadeThe first outsider artist I remember was Wild Man Fischer. I heard his recording, “Songs for Sale,” on one of the great Warner Bros/Reprise sampler double LPs, “The 1969 Warner/Rerpise Songbook.”

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Robert David Hall, CSI, has new CD of his songs and music

Posted December 14th, 2011 by Anthony

Most of us know Robert David Hall as the crutch-using coroner on CSI. He’s now joined the rare ranks of disabled singers and songwriters who write and record music about disability. At least, that’s how I’m going to categorize his CD in my Disability: Songs, Singers, & Songwriters database.

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Art opening in LA with 3 of my pieces, 6-9 pm 8/19/11

Posted August 19th, 2011 by Anthony

“Equity for All Artists,” is at Gallery 85 on La Cienega in LA. It’s sponsored by the LA Art Association with a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The reception is Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 on August 19, 2011.

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Realities of disability or 400 hogs

Posted May 25th, 2011 by Anthony

Disabled Hit ParadeSometimes songwriters get disability just right. It’s not often.

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Now we’re cooking…

Posted May 23rd, 2011 by Anthony

Just baked cornbread on a plate with the accessibility symbol in paprikaSometimes baking just gets out of hand.

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Disabled Hit Parade—Carl Perkins

Posted May 2nd, 2011 by Anthony

Disabled Hit ParadeCarl Perkins & “Blue Suede Shoes”

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