TU Art + Design, Art History, & Art Education invite you Dan Keplinger, King Gimp
Sept. 22-Oct. 20, 2020 Towson Town Center 2nd FL, near the E1, Purple garage entrance
4FL, near the Nortstrom wing
825 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204
Twenty years ago, the Oscar Award-winning film, “King Gimp,” leapt Towson University alumnus Dan Keplinger (BS'98 & '03/ MFA ’00), an artist with Cerebral Palsy, into the spotlight. In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, TU, in partnership with Towson Town Center, mount an exhibition of his work. Keplinger uses head gear to make his art in various mediums. He does not use voice technology to speak, but by the subject of his daily life and the objects of his daily existence, Keplinger uses his art to send a powerful message.
Due to Covid-19, the exhibition has been reimagined into a series of storefronts, safe and accesssible for viewing. No longer in the area? Visit TUGalleries.com for an audi-described version of the exhibition.
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Public/Private Conversations is supported by the College of Fine ARts and Communications, College of Health Professions, the Harold J. Kaplan Fund, BTU-Partnerships for a Greater Baltimore, TU Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity, TU Accessibility and Disability Services and Weiss Markets.
Virtual Events on Accessibility:
The Department of Occupational Therapy & Occupational Sciene partners to highlight inclusion, adaptive solutions for participation in leisure and the arts as well as awareness of accessibility options will accompany the exhibit.
October 6th at 7:00 p.m.
We welcome special guest, filmmaker Susan Hadary as we screen the film King Gimp (1999), followed by a conversation with Dan and TU faculty members critical to his-and the film’s-success.