Art + Autism = Artasm? Beyond Puzzle Pieces

3 Oct

This is definitely one of those events that makes me wish that I was back on my feet physically and financially so I could truck kid and me up to NYC.

ARS SPECTRA is four days of exploring “The Artistic Autistic”. Each day features art, discussions, workshops exploring four different “spectra” – visual, spiritual, performance, and advocacy.

Of course, all four areas are near and dear to my heart, as an adult with autism(Asperger’s), raising a child with autism (also Asperger’s) and as an artist.  I may not be a performer (I am more of a behind the scenes sort of a gal) but I do think many of us navigating the world of the neurotypical (or more neurotypical friendly than autism friendly/aware) are, in some ways, always on stage, always trying to remember our lines, always trying to be open to those little moments of magic where we are either able to be ourselves and use our improv skills or we have mastered the script enough to be accepted and are allowed the respect and space to show our true selves.

So cool.

Anyway, click here for more information, schedule, and tickets.

ARS SPECTRA@ The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art (View Venue)
138 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
United States

Let me know if you check it out!



p.s.  The photo is not a part of ARS Spectra.  I just put it in this post because I don’t like posting without a photo.  It is by an artist with autism (me).

4 Responses to “Art + Autism = Artasm? Beyond Puzzle Pieces”

  1. Keri Bowers October 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    Thanks for posting our event. We have worked hard to get to the point we can do a show in SoHo:>) Thanks for the support. Thanks to The SoHo Digital Arts Gallery and John Ordover:>) We will see you there::>)

    • Bek October 4, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

      Happy to spread the word! As an artist and as a person with autism, raising a kid with autism, I definitely appreciate the scope of the event and the work (blood, sweat, and tears no doubt!) it took to get to this point. The message of the whole is fantastic and exactly what our community needs! Keep up the fantastic work! (Can’t wait to hear more about your Desire project!)
      Best wishes,

  2. John Ordover October 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    John Ordover of Ars Spectra here – thanks for the write-up! To see into the gallery, go here – lots of previous material:

    • Bek October 3, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

      You are very welcome! Off to check out the gallery!

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