Who’s Drawing the Lines: The Journey of Judith Snow - At the ROM - Opening August 20, 2011

Who’s Drawing the Lines: The Journey of Judith Snow
 
A celebration of an artist’s triumph over perceptions of disability
 
(Toronto, Ontario – August 15, 2011)  Opening August 20, 2011, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Who's Drawing the Lines: The Journey of Judith Snow. This intimate exhibition explores paintings by Snow, a quadriplegic artist and world leader on inclusion issues for people labeled as disabled. Who’s Drawing the Lines reveals how, through her unique way of creating art, Snow overcame a lifetime of perceived limitations to express “all that is in [her] heart”. Featuring over 20 works by Snow and several by another artist in her Toronto guild, the exhibition confronts common perceptions of disability and illustrates the artist’s emancipation from these stereotypes to honour her physical, intellectual and emotional diversity. Who's Drawing the Lines: The Journey of Judith Snow is on display in the Hilary and Galen Weston Wing, Level 2 until January 20, 2012.
 
 “Who’s Drawing the Lines is the most recent in a series of ROM displays illuminating contemporary issues that affect the community at large,” said Janet Carding, ROM Director and CEO. “Exhibitions such as Out from Under in 2008 and last year’s House Calls with my Camera shine a spotlight on diverse aspects of society and expand our understanding of the human condition. I know visitors will be moved by Judith Snow’s personal journey and motivated to help her create a world where we all celebrate our differences instead of being defined by them.”
 
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For the full Press Release please see attached PDF or visit the ROM's Newsroom:
http://www.rom.on.ca/news/releases/public.php?mediakey=fa6kkp5p78
 
For more media information, interviews, or images, please contact:
Lauren Schneider, Publicist, 416.586.5547; e-mail: laurens@rom.on.ca

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Comment by Jack Pearpoint on September 1, 2011 at 10:27am

Missed you by minutes Lori - and yes it is a really fine exhibit.  The paintings are quite remarkable.  The video clips well worth watching - and the way the ROM did the set up - impressive.  And then - there is Judith.

Jack

Comment by Lori Maloney Young on September 1, 2011 at 10:21am
I got to see the exhibit yesterday and was absolutely awestruck!  It was so worth taking the time to see.  I went just after 3:30 on a Wednesday and got in for free!  On top of that Judith was actually there so we got to chat a bit.  She told me that she was trying to get there on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons.  If you are in the Toronto area make the trip - it is well worth the time!

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