November 17, 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Golem Girl: The Looking Glass Looks Back
Portraitist and writer Riva Lehrer, born with spina bifida, grew up aware of being judged for her appearance. Disability was the fuel for her work and the engine of her career; but not until she met a community of self-assured disabled performers, writers, visual artists and academic theorists—all engaged in creating a new framework in which to view the impaired body—did Lehrer become “Golem Girl.” The unique persona, also the title of her award-winning memoir, is her aesthetic, intellectual, political and emotional response to disability—“radical visibility” for which she also advocates as a teacher at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University.
Presented by Woodstock Fine Arts Association’s 58th Annual Creative Living Series
TICKETS: $22.00 Each
121 West Van Buren Street
Woodstock, Illinois 60098