Common Touch: An Evening of Enlightening Entertainment and Conversation

April 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm
FREE Admission to both programs with advance registration


Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind
Exhibition Viewing and Reception
5:00 – 6:00 PM | Library Company of Philadelphia (1314 Locust St.)
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You Are My Sunshine – A Kind of Love Story
Live Performance by Terry Galloway and Conversation with Kristin Lindgren, PhD to follow
6:30 – 7:45 PM | The Gershman Y
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Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Common Touch is a multi-sensory exhibition curated by Philadelphia installation artist Teresa Jaynes. Common Touch explores the nature of perception through original works by Jaynes and historical collections that document the education of the blind in the 19th century.

Following the exhibition viewing and reception, experience a live performance of You Are My Sunshine, where renowned performer Terry Galloway offers her humorous perspective on life after receiving a cochlear implant and being thrust into a world of sound. You Are My Sunshine is a comic, sometimes moving, sometimes profane exploration of what happens to a woman after she literally regains her senses.

Terry Galloway is a writer, director, and performer for stage, radio, video, and film. Her memoir, Mean Little Deaf Queer, was a Lambda Award finalist and winner of the Golden Crown award for non-fiction.

A conversation about the intersection of art, disability, and access with Terry Galloway and Haverford College Professor, Kristin Lindgren, PhD, will follow the performance. Lindgren was a key organizer of Haverford College’s 2012 exhibition What Can a Body Do? which explored disability through the visual arts, poetry, and scholarship.