December 3, 2020–January 29, 2021
The Historic Doors Project virtual exhibition kicks off on December 3rd honoring the International Day of Disabled Persons. This observance was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The day aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
Directed by artist Carlos Calderon, the Historic Doors Project mosaics were created by members of the Borderless Arts Tennessee Teapot Diplomats. Participants learned about historic doors in Nashville and Lebanon as well as mosaic design. With that knowledge they created representations of well-known historic doors. This project further acknowledges that the arts are the key to open doors…doors in education, doors to self-advocacy, doors to community engagement, and doors for professional careers. Read more.