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CSS art mural honors those who struggle with, help those with disabilities

DULUTH, MN — The College of St. Scholastica is using art to share the voices of those with disabilities.

The “Disability Mural Project” is a collection of artwork where each tile was painted by someone who has a disability, their caregivers and family members.

Officials say the mural is designed to represent encouragement, strength, and struggle of those with disabilities.

Dozens of St. Scholastica students gathered around the mural on Tuesday to see the collection.

Staff say the art is important for people to observe.

“My class, which is also in the first year Dignatas program, put this project together as a way, really, about learning about disability,” said CSS Dignitas Faculty member Peter Spooner. “They have also learned a lot about what we call ‘people-first language,’ which is representing people not by their disability, but by who they really are as people.”

The mural features 100 pieces of art.

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Krystal Frasier

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