By Brett DeNeve:
Artist and photographer Char Szabo-Perricelli will being joining the “Dialogues on Disability Speaker Series,” happening at the Museum of disABILITY History, located at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo*, today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The presentation will encompass photography, history and social attitudes towards people with disabilities.
The artist will host a candid Q& A, as well as a presentation that will focus on architecture and the ability of photography to preserve and uphold the integrity of historic structures. Szabo-Perricelli will also share observations on the JN Adam Developmental Center, as well as her reflections on social attitudes towards people with disabilities.
Szabo-Perricelli has a passion for architecture, history and the environment, interests which are immediately apparent in her exceptional body of work. Her images, which pertain largely to the unnoticed and forgotten, have been published in print magazines, in professional online venues and as privately owned fine art prints. In several cases, her images are all that remain of historically and architecturally relevant places
Reading her bio, featured on both her exclusive website, 13TigersDesignStudio, as well a collective artist site, OneFive4Gallery, I came to get a deeper understanding of this artist as a human being and how long this lifestyle has truly been calling her.
“I have been creative ever since I was barely able to hold my first Crayola & wayward enough to color OUTSIDE the lines. On purpose.” – Bio on 13Tigers
Like Szabo-Perricelli says towards the end of her bio, her images are designed to pull you into them and move something inside you, hinting at how deeply she holds legendary photographer Ansel Adams’ philosophies in her heart.
Adams, most widely noted for his black-and-white photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, is sited right on the homepage of 13 Tigers’ website; “A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.”
The event is $5 for adults and $2.50 for seniors, students and human service employees. The event fee includes admission to the Museum of disABILITY History. For more information or to register, call 716-629-3626.
The Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities. The mission is to tell the story of the lives, triumphs, and struggles of people with disabilities as well as society’s reactions. The Museum offers educational exhibits, programs and activities that expand community awareness.
*3826 Main Street in Buffalo, near the University at Buffalo – South