Recently, I have been working with Phoebe Zerwick to install an exhibit called “The Story of My Life” which Phoebe created along with photographer Christine Rucker and journalist Michelle Johnson. The exhibit follows the lives of six adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, telling their stories through photographs, written and spoken word, and various visual art forms. The exhibit was on display at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and is currently on display in the ZSR Library. I encourage everyone to take a look at this engaging and compelling exhibit featuring biographies, photography and original art pieces.
In addition, there will be an accompanying round table discussion in the ZSR Auditorium on Monday, January 27, 2014 from 4-5pm, presented by the WFU Humanities Institute. The round table discussion will feature the creative team behind the project: Phoebe Zerwick (WFU Writing Program, Department of English), Journalist Michelle Johnson, Photographer Christine Rucker, JoAnne Vernon (Executive Director, Sawtooth School for Visual Art), and Charlene Warren (Executive Director, Group Homes of Forsyth, Inc.). A screening of the documentaries that tell the stories of each artist/resident will follow the discussion.