Aphasia exhibition by Jane Armstrong & Christopher Taylor 7Mixing disciplines to create Aphasia: Neurological Disorder in Text and Image garnered Jane Armstrong and Christopher Kane Taylor a Viola Award for Excellence in Storytelling at the annual Viola Awards Gala on March 5, 2016. This groundbreaking exhibition currently at Northern Arizona University has now been extended through August 31, 2016. It can be viewed throughout the summer from 8:00 – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in Riles (bldg. 15), 2nd floor lobby.

NAU creative writing professor Jane Armstrong and nationally acclaimed painter, and NAU faculty member, Christopher Kane Taylor collaborated to create an exhibit of micro-essays and text-based paintings that explore “aphasia” – a type of language impairment that may result from stroke, brain injury, or neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, a condition Armstrong has lived with for more than 20 years. Aphasia invites readers and viewers to fully inhabit the experience of cognitive disorder.

Free parking is available in lot P13 adjacent to Cline Library and the Performing and Fine Art Building on north campus.

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