SCULPTURE OF ACTIVIST JENNIFER KEELEN

July 26, 2020 is the 30th anniversary of the passage of the American Disabilities Act. In March 1990, at 8 years old, Denver resident Jennifer Keelen climbed the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building without use of her disabled legs while participating in the Capitol Crawl. The Crawl and its sit-in finally forced the signage of the ADA. However, today Jenn still struggles to gain and protect rights as a person faced with disability.

The exhibit of Jennifer's sculpture will include stories, facts, photographs, and a community response feature.

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Gina will collaborate with former Senator Tom Harkin (proponent of the ADA) and the Harkin Institute to secure exhibition opportunities and obtain media coverage. 

POTENTIAL EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES

RTD

DAM Lobby and adjacent Paint Studio 

History Colorado Center

Atlantis, Inc. Community Museum – Denver

Colorado and Federal State Capitol Buildings

More Colorado and Washington DC sites

DIA's Exhibit Gallery (Jennifer, exhibits program director)

 FUNDING  

Design, sculpting, painting, constructing, assistants, materials                                   $8,000

Project development, coordination, shipping and installation                                     $3,000

Promotional photography                                                                                             $500 

TIMING
Create now. Exhibit ASAP beginning in 2020. 

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE (link to common page?)