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United Arts Council

First Friday: Ultralight 2

Join United Arts Council for our May First Friday Exhibit and Reception

When: May 4, 6-8 pm

Where: United Arts Council, 410 Glenwood Ave., Suite 170, Raleigh. Please note that although the address is Glenwood Ave, the entrance and parking lot are on Tucker Street, which crosses Glenwood Avenue. For directions, please call (919) 839-1498. 

About the Exhibit: ULTRALIGHT 2, a partnership with VAE and Arts Access, is an exhibition of artwork about disability, created by artists living with disabilities. The exhibit is a platform for artists who identify as living with disabilities to take back the narrative that is so often controlled by the medical field, media, and stereotypes. ULTRALIGHT 2 seeks to exhibit work that challenges the viewing public to leave their preconceived notions and sympathy at the door, and experience artwork that tells the real story of living disabilities and the current state of access. The exhibition breaks access into three parts: physical, communication, and attitude.


Angela Dawson – Wallflower
Rachel Fann – Anxiety Brain
Effy Francis – Sick, Nero
King Godwin – 18-m109 The elephant is happy in the rain because it feels like a shower "67", 18-m301 The bear is smily because its playing with the friend
Wiley Johnson – Uplifting
Eduardo Lapetina – A Simple Happy Life
Jennifer Markowitz – Fleshmap: Chicago 1988-1990, Fleshmap: Chicago April 1992
Jeff Newell – Lined up as meaningless cogs, That Confounded Bird
Mitchell Price –  Imaginative Astronaut
Jaime Robertson – Flourish
Jean Shortall – You're Only as Beautiful as You Feel Inside
Evan Webster – Not Today!, Untitled 
Eric Wolf – Magma and Ice
Sherry Spencer –  WE ARE FAMILY

This reception is free and open to the public. Stop by for refreshments and view the exhibit! Everyone is welcome. Postcards will be available to design as part of VAE's Project Postcard. Art on view through the end of May.


PO Box 26388
Raleigh, NC 27611

Phone: (919) 839-1498
[email protected]