Throughout the month of October, communities across BC are promoting inclusion and celebrating diversity and bringing awareness to the strengths and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. Opening during Community Inclusion Month and closing on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Inclusion BC Foundation is mounting an exhibition called Fire Ball, showcasing the vibrant and visceral talent of artists with intellectual disabilities.

Fire Ball runs from October 11th – December 9th in the Community Art Space at Anvil Centre.

Opening reception:

Friday, October 14th from 5-7pm.

Closing night:

Saturday, December 3rd  at 7PM at the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities Film Festival

The works that make up the exhibition are the result of a high-octane day tour of Community Inclusion art studios starting in our headquarter city, New Westminster, where we visited Pottery Works brand new location just around the corner on Victoria Street, Artists Helping Artists in Burnaby, Bridge Art Studio in Langley and Alternative Creations in Vancouver. Gravitating to paintings and drawings that depict the natural world, its disasters and demons, the works of Fire Ball are brazen in their points of views and as supernatural as BC itself.

Artists:

Dennis Aiello

Daryl Dickson

Samira D’Souza

Piero Faccio

Grace Klemm

Harry Mander

Ricky Placek

Deidre Snow

David Tribe

Mark Wolak

 

Inclusion BC is dedicated to promoting the participation of people with intellectual disabilities in all aspects of community life providing support, education and advocacy where and when it’s needed, breaking down barriers and building communities that include people of all abilities.