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Artist First: Art And Accessibility Exhibition Opens At The Hjemkomst Center


“Artist First,” a collaborative art exhibition from the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and Arts Access for All, opens at the Hjemkomst Center on Saturday, February 8, with a free reception held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The exhibition was designed by Fargo-based accessibility advocates Arts Access for All to highlight the talents of regional artists who identify as having a disability. Those talents are showcased in an accessible, multimedia art show that features eleven artists and twenty-two pieces.

One of the exhibition coordinators, Arts Access for All’s Sherry Shirek, sees “Artist First” as an important contribution to the Fargo-Moorhead art community’s growing accessibility efforts. “My vision is to see arts and cultural organizations design for accessibility as the norm. Arts organizations need not be afraid. We must be all-inclusive, remove the roadblocks, and open our doors to arts access for everyone,” she said.

“Artist First” will be on exhibition in the Hjemkomst Center’s 4th Floor Gallery through March 31, 2020. The opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 8, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a short program will feature awards and remarks.

“Artist First” was made possible in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council, made available through a Minnesota state legislative appropriation.

For more information about the exhibition or reception, please contact HCSCC Communications Manager Davin Wait at (218) 299-5511, extension 6733, or davin.wait@hcsmuseum.org.

If You Go

Artist First

Opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 8 – Exhibition through March 31, 2020

Hjemkomst Center’s 4th Floor Gallery

202 1st Ave N, Moorhead, MN 56560