Bravehearts Traveling Photo Exhibit

A traveling exhibit featuring photo taken by participants of Expressions of a Braveheart, a social work outreach program at Auburn University, will appear at Alabama’s Capitol through July 25. The exhibit was created by young people with disabilities, and displays their exceptional talents and perspectives on the world around them. The exhibit promotes disability awareness and inclusion.

The exhibit includes a “Community Art Piece” which encourages participation and involvement from visitors to the exhibit, and features a “blackboard” for guests to sign. The exhibit also provides interactive features which allow visitors to download an app containing short videos of each photographer. Auburn Social work graduate assistants and students helped Braveheart members compose the exhibit.

Expressions of a BraveHeart (also known as BraveHearts) is a fine arts program offering art, music, and dance classes to enhance the quality of life for preteens, youth, and young adults (11–21 years old) with moderate to severe disabilities. BraveHearts is a safe, respectful, and understanding setting where your family member can develop friendships, explore fine arts, and enhance self-esteem. BraveHearts is a collaboration between the Auburn University Social Work Program and Opelika Parks and Recreation Department. The photo exhibit was developed with support from the Auburn University Social Work Program in conjunction with Auburn’s Office of the Vice President for University Outreach, with additional funding from the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities.

For more information about BraveHearts, contact Angela Burque through the initiative’s website.

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Last Updated: July 5, 2019