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Latitude Artist Community serves all people - with an emphasis on those thought by some to have a disability - by creating meaningful, inclusive community interactions which allow participating artists to contribute culturally and politically to the life of their community.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Latitude's Summer 2012 Newsletter

Latitude Artist Community’s Summer 2012 Newsletter...
We hope that you find the achievements of Latitude artists as exciting as we do. This has been exceptional summer for our program and we want to take a moment to let you know just what we have been up to!   
Tony Dunn, untitled 2011
A new book on artist Tony Dunn: Latitude has published a new book on Tony Dunn, called “unfounded inventions” the book provides a glimpse of Tony at work at Latitude and of course introduces you to his work. Look for an exhibit of Tony’s work at Institute 193 this August. For a look at the book visit this link…
Tony Dunn
Latitude’s Stage 948: Latitude has begun a summer theater program called Stage 948. We hope to be offering summer theater camp experiences for children and young adults with special needs in the years to come. The camp(s) are directed by Teresa Tomb, Director of Mecca, a place for multicultural forms of dance, performance and local art and expression. The first camp session is directed at at-risk youth and we will be collaborating with MASH an agency providing a number of services for youth, and the second is directed towards youth with Autism. Collaborating agencies include Steps Ahead and CAKY Lexington. Final performances are open to the public and we will be posting further information about this on our facebook page.
Teresa Tomb, Director Stage 948
Latitude’s Citizen Advocate of the Year Award: Tuesday July 24th marks both our annual visit by a coast to coast bicycle team (Push America) and the presentation of our “Citizen Advocate of the Year Award to Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop. At 1:00pm, LFUCG Council person Tom Blues will present the award. The event is open to the public.
Advocate of the Year Award/Push America 2011
Two recent Latitude projects...                                                                                                                                                                     Read about Latitude’s 4400 APOLOGIES in The Lexington Herald - Leader here and view photo series in the Herald-Leader here                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Read an interview, part of Latitude's Manchester Street Stories in Ace Weekly here                                                                                                                                                                                                         Next time you are at Third Street Coffee look for the artwork of Latitude artist Paul McGurl!
Paul McGurl and Pat Gerhard
Thanks for supporting Latitude! Latitude’s owners can be reached at (859) 806-0196, latitudearts@yahoo.com