Tickets are now available for the ReelAbilities Columbus Disabilities Film Festival. Nine award-winning, international films will be screened in central Ohio from Saturday, November 3 through Wednesday, November 7, 2012. This is the first time Columbus and VSA Ohio will present a disability film festival. Venues include the Columbus Museum of Art, Arena Grand Movie Theatre, OSU Urban Arts Space, King Arts Complex, and Ohio Historical Society. A full schedule, trailers, tickets and more information is available at Columbus.ReelAbilities.org.

Tickets can be purchased by credit card, online at Columbus.reelabilities.org or with check or cash by contacting VSA Ohio at 614.241.5325. Ticket options include a Festival Pass ($75, valid for all 9 screenings), Opening Night ($20, Saturday, Nov. 3), or as individual screenings ($10, Sunday Nov. 3 – Wednesday, Nov. 7). Discounted rates for each ticket option are available to students, seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, and groups over 20. All ticket purchases include access to discussions and art experiences. Due to space limitations pre-purchases are recommended, but can be bought at the door.

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Last week, our community lost a fabulous artist and amazing person. The folks over at Open Door wrote a beautiful eulogy for Elaine Gaines, an artist who passed away. Elaine was well known throughout Ohio for her abstract works of art and was a contributor to the Accessible Expressions Ohio exhibition.

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Event Date(s): November 6, 2012 -
09:45 to 11:45

VSA Ohio invites central Ohio students and community youth groups to attend a FREE film screening during the ReelAbilities Columbus Disabilities Film Festival. 

When: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

9:45 am - Arrival
10:30 am - Film Screening begins
11:20 am - Deaf culture discussion and demonstration
11:30 am - Departure

Location: King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave. Columbus OH 43203

Recommended for ages 10+

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Event Date(s): November 7, 2012 -
15:30 to 18:30

Stop motion is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when a series of frames is played in a continuous sequence. Learn the basics of stop-motion animation film making during this free, hands-on workshop led by the Itty Bitty Studio. Participants will work in small groups to develop their own short films, which will be screened for one another at the end of the workshop. All technology will be provided – all you have to bring is your creativity and enthusiasm.

Event Date(s): November 5, 2012 -
16:30 to 18:30

Individuals and artists often take for granted their ability to hold and move a paint brush, position a canvas, or even view their creations. The opportunity for individuals with physical and mobility impairments to express themselves through visual art can be easily enhanced and possible by creating adaptive art-making materials. This workshop will provide attendees with exposure to different ways of adjusting art-making tools so participants of all ages and abilities can be included in the creative process.

Shifting Perspectives Photography Exhibit at the Dublin Arts Council

Just in time for National Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October, the Dublin Arts Council will be exhibiting a show of photographs of individuals with Down Syndrome depicting their stories and their everyday lives. Read more to learn about the exhibition details as well as opening reception.

Have you heard of Dramakinetics?? If you live in the Cincinnati or the Tri-state area, read below to learn more about Dramakinetics programming and offerings for the Fall.