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just like my friend’s house…

by Frank Zotter

We received this beautiful letter from Frank Zotter today – an awesome guy, actor and busy community builder who brings so much life to the Ave. When I was young, I remember having a friend whose mother was “artistic.”  She would sculpt, paint and take photos.  She also instructed contemporary dance and was a keen patron of… Read more »

it started with a quilt

by Wendy Hollo

Inspired by the visual impact of driving through the Scottish highlands last year, Leona Clawson began a series of embroidered panels that she planned to use for her latest project, a hand sewn quilt.  Any concrete memories of the trip had already slipped away but the rivers, rocks and landscapes that she had so impressed her… Read more »

the Scotland experience is now on video

by Wendy Hollo

In March 2015, two artists from the Nina Collective and three Nina staff were able to travel to a disability arts summit hosted by Project Ability in Glasgow, Scotland.  Filmmaker Yvonne DuBourdieu travelled with them and has recently posted a 17-minute film that beautifully captures their experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LCvces9Yfs For three magical days, artists from ten international… Read more »

annual report 2016

by Wendy Hollo

Our annual report is now available – another action packed year at the Nina!  Please download this PDF-version for a bird’s eye view of 2016-17.