Damon McLeese works at the intersection of creativity and disability, challenging societal assumptions about who can make art. He has taught photography to blind people and dance to deaf people. Join Damon as he tells the heartwarming story of his latest collaboration - teaching Alzheimer’s patients to do graffiti.
Damon McLeese loves challenging the assumptions people have about those with disabilities. In fact, he thinks the word “disability” is inaccurate, contending that we all have challenges to overcome in life. As the Executive Director of VSA Colorado/Access Gallery, he assists artists with disabilities as they create their own works and take part in the commissioned works the gallery makes for businesses. Damon has worked tirelessly to tell the story of people with disabilities through the arts and received the 2014 Mayor's Award for Innovation in the arts.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx