JUST AS I AM GALLERY
Just As I Am invites us to view the world through the lens of someone living with Down syndrome; a lens of pure love and compassion. This project aims to create awareness and a better understanding of Down syndrome through raw, authentic stories, intimate portraiture and short film series, to help people change the way we see those living with Down syndrome.
These individuals are not deficient in any way; but are in fact "extra". An extra chromosome gives people with Down syndrome an extraordinary ability to see the good, the joy, and the beauty in this world that the rest of us can't see. This project challenges us to celebrate those with Down syndrome just as they are and to recognize their humanity and inherent worth.
Information coming soon on special events tied to these upcoming gallery showings in the Kansas City metro area. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sponsor these events or an exhibit in your area.
Leedy-Volkous Art Center
2012 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108
October 2, 2020-November 28, 2020
Tuesday & Wednesday | 11 am - 3 pm
Thursday - Saturday | 11 am - 5 pm
Johnson County Heritage and Arts Center
8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS
March 1, 2021-March 31, 2021
Monday-Friday 9 AM-9 PM
Saturday 9 AM- 5 PM
Closed Sundays and Holidays
Just As I Am was created in partnership with 7 Billion Ones.