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DIALOG and Indefinite Arts Centre open Calgary art pop-up

Calgary’s Indefinite Arts Centre is partnering with prominent design firm DIALOG to unveil Launchpad @ DIALOG, an exhibition featuring more than 20 works of Calgary-based artists living with developmental disabilities. Running until February 14, 2018, Launchpad provides an opportunity for Calgarians to see these works — for free — before the exhibition tours to Hong Kong in March 2018 and Seoul in June 2018.

Opening night for Launchpad @ DIALOG.
Opening night for Launchpad @ DIALOG.

“As designers, we understand that art and creativity can be agents of social change,” says Robert Claiborne, Principal with DIALOG. “It is truly a privilege for us to provide a platform to showcase talented local artists whose work sparks conversations about people with different abilities.”

Launchpad @ DIALOG
Colourful scale models are displayed throughout the space.

“Seeing our works on display at DIALOG is a huge step forward in getting our artists and their works into the broader community,” says Jung-Suk Ryu, executive director of the Centre. “This exhibition – and our subsequent Asia tour – will allow us to reach newer audiences, and put our artists and our community on the map as a real innovator in the disability arts.”

Launchpad @ DIALOG
Entering the gallery.

The Indefinite Arts Centre provides artistic training, creation, and exhibition opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Every week, more than 200 artists come through the fully equipped studio space in Calgary. Working alongside talented instructors, artists are supported and empowered to experience the entire artistic creation process – from conceptualization to exhibition. Indefinite Arts is Canada’s oldest disability arts organization serving artists living with developmental disabilities.

The gallery is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 AM to 4 PM. It is located at 300, 134 – 11 Avenue SE. The exhibition opened on January 18, and will run until February 14.