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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Chicago Performance Feb. 5th of "A Little Bit of Not Normal" one woman play written, performed by Arlene Malinowski .

Friday, February 5th, 2:00-4:00pm at Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St., Chicago IL, 60607

This program is part of EXPOSURE: A Series of New Developments in Disability Arts & Culture
The autobiographical solo show “A Little Bit Not Normal” revolves around a secret that had been kept for over six decades and discovered at a family wedding. With her trademark humor, Arlene Malinowski confronts her own state of mind when depression slipped in through her basement window, lit a cigarette and made himself at home. Exploring the shame and secrecy that comes from mental illness because of the stigma that is so attached to it. “A Little Bit Not Normal” is the journey from mental illness to recovery and the story of naming it, claiming it and standing to be counted.

WHERE Gallery 400 is located at 400 South Peoria. The Lecture Room is across the hall from the Gallery space.

This series is free and open to the public. 

ASL interpretation, real-time captioning, audio description and personal assistants will be provided.
This is a wheelchair accessible space.
Please refrain from wearing scented products.

Presented by Bodies of Work, 3Arts, UIC’s Department of Disability and Human Development, and the Disability Resource Center at UIC, EXPOSURE considers ongoing projects and works-in-progress of the 2015 - 2016 3Arts University of Illinois at Chicago Fellows. Featuring the work of Riva Lehrer, Arlene Malinowski, and Barak adé Soleil, this new series offers insight into the practices of artists exploring the intersectionality between disability, art, and culture. Through this series of programs, EXPOSURE intends to continue the dialogue around issues of disability aesthetics in cross-media artistic modes of production and the cultural space, which the 3Arts Fellows occupy.

This series is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts to 3Arts. Bodies of Work and UIC’s Department of Disability and Human Development are proud to partner with 3Arts to present these unprecedented fellowships and public programs in support of disability culture.

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